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'General Session | Re-think IT. Re-inventing Business. '
The world is getting smarter – more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. At the same time, IT leaders are faced with the challenge to do more and support aggressive business growth, while reducing costs. Business leaders feel pressure to initiate new revenue streams, drive faster time to market for new services and meet changing customer expectations. With cloud computing, business and IT can create and deliver value in fundamentally new ways by removing IT boundaries, improving speed to market, and empowering users to drive innovation like never before. Next generation cloud platforms and new “as-a-service” industry solutions are emerging to help shape this innovation. Come join IBM, to hear about the latest in these cloud technologies and how they enable companies to truly re-think IT and re-invent business.

Presented By:
Rich Lechner is Vice President Energy & Environment at IBM. He has broad experience across the software, systems and services business including key leadership roles in virtualization, Internet technology, Green innovation, and enterprise systems.

He is responsible for defining IBM's cloud strategies and portfolio of services leveraging IBM’s deep process expertise, global delivery, industry leading software capabilities, and research innovations in areas like security and analytics-based optimization. In this role, his organization works closely with clients to apply the transformative power of cloud to reinvent the way they do business.