Expert Discussion: Keeping Mission-Critical Systems Resilient and Flexible

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Expert Discussion: Keeping Mission-Critical Systems Resilient and Flexible

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Duration: 1 hour

The COVID-19 pandemic has made business continuity a boardroom concern. It has exposed gaps in continuity plans, forcing organizations to find creative ways to manage IT, provide access to applications and data, and ensure availability. These challenges present an opportunity to reimagine how organizations maintain secure access to mission critical systems while enabling flexibility. In this lively and insightful discussion, you'll hear the latest observations from experts on what companies are doing to sustain and strengthen the resilience of their organizations.

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Sergio Borger
Business modeling & Architecture - IBM - Business Innovation Officer
Sergio is a recognized Thought Leader with experience in Business modeling and enterprise architecture. Over the past decade, he led exponential initiatives in the areas of Smart and Sentient Cities, Systems of Engagement and Insight, and Social-Inclusion and Accessibility. He led several complex innovation projects with generation of intellectual propriety and societal impact. He led business modeling BlueHacks worldwide and enabled an ecosystem of more than 20K developers and entrepreneurs in IBM Cloud Emerging Technologies. His work on Cognitive Smart Cities and Crowdsourcing featured in IBM’s 5-in-5, he has 18 patents filed, 35 published articles with hundreds of citations. He is an Engineer (Eng) with Master degrees in Computer Science (MSc) and Business Administration (MBA). He is a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology.


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Kevin Wahlmeier
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Leader, IBM Technology Support Services
Since joining IBM, Kevin has held various global operational, financial, consulting, support and management positions, including spending two years on an international assignment in Dublin Ireland establishing and managing a European and US Technical Support Center. Kevin created and currently leads the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Strategy globally for TSS focused on big data, automation, analytics and cognitive capabilities. He also collaborates with the IBM Research organization to drive design, develop and implement key initiatives to assist the organization with delivering world class technical support to our Clients. Kevin's extensive background in Support, experience and knowledge of IBM's global service delivery process has led to many operational efficiency enhancements included Watson for Support and Augmented Reality.



Patrick Corcoran
Global Strategy Executive, IBM Business Resiliency Services
Pat Corcoran leads the global strategy and direction for IBM Business Resiliency Services. He developed the original practice and has 42 years of professional IT, services and management experience in diverse technology projects and international market segments, working with a variety of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to startup companies.
Pat is also a member of IBM’s crisis response efforts for numerous regional crisis events, including the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti Earthquake, March 11, 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, and COVID-19.
A regular conference speaker on the topics of risk, crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery, Pat is a Special Advisor to the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board and past member on the Advisory Board of Continuity Insights.


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