October 27th 2020
A smarter business starts with a smarter supply chain.
A smarter supply chain helps you enable end-to-end visibility and transparency with intelligent workflows, minimize the complexity of supplier onboarding and collaboration.
Attend this keynote to learn how smarter supply chains can help you drive resiliency, agility, predictability and deliver on more customer promises!
CTO for Data and AI at IBM Asia Pacific
Kitman Cheung is the CTO for Data and AI at IBM Asia Pacific. In this role, Kitman focuses on harnessing the power of AI to help Asian businesses drive business results. He is a recognized AI solutions SME. He has helped 100's of clients drive successful digital transformation projects. He has served different business and technical leadership roles to build talents and lead strategic initiatives internationally in the past few years.
One of the most challenging and fulfilling parts of his role is to provide leadership on latest Big Data and Analytics technologies for a talented team. Figuring out how the latest advancement in areas like in-memory database, hadoop, spark and cognitive computing will transform businesses is a welcomed break from the administrative activities needed to manage a large technical team.
Executive Director, Cloud Pak for Data
Hemanth Manda is the executive director of offering managementat IBM and is responsible for Cloud Pak for Data & Cloud Pak for Data System offerings. He has broad experience in the technology and software industry spanning a number of strategy and execution roles over the past 20 years. In his current role, Hemanth leads a cross-functional team to simplify and modernize Data & AIportfolio, a $6 B business. Among other things, he is responsible for rationalizing and streamlining Analytics offerings, modernizing Data & AI portfolio to support cloud native architectures and delivering new platform wide capabilities through “Cloud Pak forData”.
In his previous role, he served as a chief of staff to General Manager of IBM Analytics. Prior to that, Hemanth lead the Business Development team responsible for acquisitions,divestitures and strategic partnerships at IBM's Analytics and middleware business units. There he worked on developing division’s buy side M&A strategy, sourcing deal flow, influencing valuation and terms, executing due diligence, developing integration plans and negotiating transactions. He also has experience divesting non-strategic assets and managing strategic relationships with partners