Sep 23–26, 2019

The road to an enterprise cloud

Mick Hollison (Cloudera), Hillery Hunter (IBM)
8:50am9:05am Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3E

Emerging data management architectures give successful enterprises the ability to process and analyze data, wherever the data may reside – on-prem, public, multi-cloud or hybrid cloud. This provides customers the ease of use and elasticity of the public cloud, along with the security and governance they need. Learn how IBM and Cloudera are fueling innovation in IoT, streaming, data warehouse and machine learning, and making their customer’s digital transformation journey easier, faster and safer.

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Mick Hollison

Cloudera

Mick leads Cloudera’s worldwide marketing efforts, including advertising, brand, communications, demand, partner, solutions, and web. Mick has had a successful 25-year career in enterprise and cloud software. Previously, he was CMO at sales acceleration and machine learning company InsideSales.com, helping the company pioneer a shift to data-driven marketing and sales that has served as a model for organizations around the globe; served as global vice president of marketing and strategy at Citrix, where he led the company’s push into the high-growth desktop virtualization market; managed executive marketing at Microsoft; and held numerous leadership positions at IBM Software. Mick is an advisory board member for InsideSales and a contributing author on Inc.com. He’s also an accomplished public speaker who has shared his insightful messages about the business impact of technology with audiences around the world. Mick holds a BS in management from the Georgia Institute of Technolgy.

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Hillery Hunter

IBM

Hillery is CTO of IBM Cloud, responsible for technical strategy for IBM’s cloud-native and infrastructure offerings. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure in IBM Research, leading a team doing cross-stack (hardware through software) optimization of AI workloads, producing productivity breakthroughs of 40x and greater which were transferred into IBM product offerings. Her technical interests have always been interdisciplinary, spanning from silicon technology through system software, and she has served in technical and leadership roles in memory technology, Systems for AI, and other areas. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and was appointed as an IBM Fellow in 2017. Hillery is a BS, MS, and PhD graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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