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'Opening Keynote | Convergence & Interoperability Will Define Next-Generation Cloud Architectures'
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new systems of engagement, out maneuver their peers and achieve desired outcomes. This keynote will detail the critical architectural considerations and success factors organizations must internalize to successfully implement, optimize and innovate using next generation architectures.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Daniel Sabbah has recently been named as CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform, at IBM Corp. He has responsibility for aligning direction IBM is pursuing around cloud and mobility to a more coherent, next generation architecture. Involved will be Software (middleware and application services), servers/storage/networking in software defined infrastructure leading to more dynamic and scalable IBM Cloud Services. Balancing innovation with preservation and optimization of existing investments for our clients and customers in that next generation architecture is the goal.

Prior to his current role, Sabbah served as general manager of Tivoli Software, IBM Software Group. He was responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing operations for the Tivoli brand, which at the forefront of IBM’s Smarter Planet strategy, manages today’s dynamic infrastructures, giving customers the ability to manage resources and risks, optimize human capital and manage service levels and business processes. Tivoli offers solutions in seven key service areas: Integrated Service Management, Asset Management, Storage Management, Security Management, Application Management, Network Management and Energy Management.

Prior that, Danny Sabbah served as general manager, IBM Rational Software, leading IBM’s efforts to advance the discipline of software development. He has also previously served as chief technology officer for IBM Software Group, overseeing strategic direction and leading the evolution of IBM's middleware technology and architecture. He began his IBM career in 1974, focusing on telecommunications software, then moved to IBM Research where he was responsible for artificial intelligence research, programming languages, and finally, software technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1981, where he specialized in artificial intelligence and computer vision.