Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise, IBM
Dennis Quan is Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise, responsible end-to-end for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) deployed worldwide. Dennis’s involvement in Cloud Computing started in 2007, when his team built IBM’s first cloud in collaboration with Google and the National Science Foundation. He has held numerous technical leadership positions in IBM over the past 14 years, including most recently as lab director of the IBM Tivoli China Development Laboratory in Beijing/Shanghai/Taipei, where he worked extensively with clients in the Greater China region across various industries on Cloud Computing and Integrated Service Management projects. Dennis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry, also from MIT.
In the future, companies will rebuild transform business applications to take advantage of a wide range of by using contextual data from all connected devices, including location, time of day, presence and device type. Sensors in the latest devices will also also provide contextual information such as temperature, humidity, motion, and orientation. Applications based on business critical data from connected sensors will be used by many industries, with utility, oil and gas industries leading the way. Transforming business will require businesses to use the cloud and big data processing to turn mobile data into insight in real-time. This session will discuss the opportunities that combining these technologies can provide.
Innovations around open cloud infrastructure and cloud deployment practices are making their way into the enterprise space as business users start to demand a consumer-like cloud experience. Concepts such as DevOps are enabling businesses to quickly deploy new IT capabilities and update them as requirements evolve. Learn how enterprises can leverage open cloud platforms such as OpenStack and development process automation tools to get more value from their cloud investments.