Summit Highlights

Today’s workplace has turned into a hybrid of home and office, children are learning in virtual and in-person schools and many businesses have had to transform faster than ever. The year 2020 has accelerated a new reality in which work and life are inextricably linked.

With flexibility and creativity, people are discovering ways to work smarter. The same is true of businesses; a hybrid cloud approach is enabling them to bring together the previously siloed aspects of work to make new connections. With hybrid cloud and A.I., technology is helping businesses grow smarter and stronger.

Join IBM Virtual Summit 2021 Hong Kong, and discover what professionals of every industry are doing to grow stronger with greater flexibility and resilience in a world gone hybrid.

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Day 1: Friday, 12 March 2021 | 09:30 - 12:00

09:15 - 09:30

Virtual Environment Opens with Live Chat at Booth


09:30 - 09:45

Welcome & Opening Keynote: Smarter Architecture is Smarter Business

Chun Yin Mak, Managing Partner & General Manager, Greater China Group
Managing Partner, Business Transformation Services, Asia Pacific, IBM Global Business Services

09:45 - 10:00 

Keynote 1: Red Hat OpenShift Everywhere [Learn More...]

Jagjit Singh Arora, Director – Hybrid Cloud Specialist, Asia Pacific & Japan, Red Hat

10:00 - 10:20 

Keynote 2: MODERNIZE: Drive Next-Level Business Agility through Application Modernization

Speaker to be announced

10:20 - 10:40

Keynote 3: PREDICT: How Wunderman Thompson is using AI/ML to Support Client’s Economic Recovery Post COVID-19 [Learn More...]

Sheetai Rishi, Director, Cloud & AI, WPP, Integrated Account, IBM Worldwide
David Bartram-Shaw, Director of Data Science, Wunderman Thompson Data

10:40 - 11:00

Keynote 4: AUTOMATE: Credigy Decreases Process Completion Times by 90% with AI-Powered Hyperautomation [Learn More...]

Speaker to be announced
Michael Lim, Worldwide Integration Executive, IBM Automation

11:00 - 11:20

Keynote 5: SECURE: Move Confidently to Hybrid Multicloud and Integrate Security into Every Phase of Your Cloud Journey [Learn More...]

​Christopher Meenan, Director, Threat Management Offering Management and Strategy, IBM Security

11:20 - 12:00

Demo Viewing

Day 2: Friday, 19 March 2021 | 09:30 - 12:00

09:15 - 09:30

Virtual Environment Opens with Live Chat at Booth


09:30 - 09:50

Opening Dialogue: Future-proof Your Business: Take Control to Unlock the Advantages of Your IT infrastructure for Open Hybrid Cloud

Speaker to be announced

09:50 - 10:10 

Keynote 1: IBM, Red Hat, and You: Building the Future of Hybrid Cloud Together [Learn More...]

Joe Cropper, Chief Architect, Power Systems Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Master Inventor

Murthy Garimella, Global Solution Architect - IBM, Partner Solutions & Technologies Group, Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat

10:10 - 10:30 

Keynote 2: Architecting for Success: Get Your Storage And Networking Foundation Ready to Elevate Performance And Availability [Learn More...]

AJ Casamento, Global Solution Architect, Brocade
Michelle Lim, Product Line Manager, Storage & Software Defined Business Unit, Systems Hardware, IBM Hong Kong

10:30 - 10:45

Keynote 3: More for Less: Scale and Performance for Lower TCO [Learn More...]

Bruno Barbosa, IT Economics Practice Executive - APAC & Japan, IBM Competitive Project Office

10:45 - 11:05

Keynote 4: Powering Up AI Innovation [Learn More...]

Clarisse Taaffe-Hedglin, Executive Client Technical Architect, IBM Garage for Systems

11:05 - 11:20

Keynote 5: Building the Information Architecture for AI [Learn More...]

Barry Whyte, ATS for Storage Virtualization AP Region, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Master Inventor

11:20 - 12:00

Demo Viewing



IBM Virtual Summit 2021 


March 12

09:30 - 12:00


March 19

09:30 - 12:00 


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