VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
VMware Is Now a Platform For Digital Transformation, Says CEO

“We believe that our conversations now have gone from targeted to holistic to be this platform for their digital transformation,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. “That core idea of how do they get to that digital future, that’s not an IT discussion anymore, that’s a business strategy conversation.”

Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President of IBM Global Industries, Clients, Platforms & Blockchain at IBM
IBM Says Blockchain-Powered Shipping Industry Platform Will Dramatically Reduce Costs

Major ocean container carriers are joining TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform, jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. With the addition of these carriers nearly half of the world’s ocean container cargo will be using blockchain technology to dramatically improve costs and efficiencies.

Amit Walia, President, Products & Marketing at Informatica
Without Data, There is No Great AI, Says Informatica Exec

“Without data, there’s no great AI, says Amit Walia, President, Products & Marketing at Informatica. “Now that AI is really becoming pervasive and at scale, you really need to give it relevant good contextual data. We see that happening a lot in the world of enterprise. AI is a part of everything that we do in data.”

Oracle CIO: Every Enterprise Has the Security it Deserves

Every Enterprise has the security it deserves, says Oracle CIO Mark Sunday. “It begins at the very top. It truly begins with the board, CEO, and the Executive Committee to set the culture and to ensure that the people, process, technology, and the governance processes are in place to ensure the security of customers, companies, and employees information.”

Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele
Attackers Targeting People as Workloads Move to the Cloud, Says Proofpoint CEO

“The reality is that attackers are targeting people,” says Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele. “They’ve done it traditionally on email but it’s expanding as more and more applications or workloads are running in the cloud. That’s where people are and that’s where they can be targeted.”

HPE Acquired Cray
HPE CEO: Reason For Acquiring Cray – The Data Around Us is Exploding

HPE announces intent to acquire Cray. “The main reason why we decided to pursue this acquisition is that the data around us is exploding,” Says HPE CEO Antonio Neri. “That data has value and the need to process that data faster continues to grow.”

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen
The Need to Transform is Front and Center for Every C-Level Executive, Says Adobe CEO

“When people look at what’s happening with Amazon trying to get into their businesses, the need to transform is also front and center for every c-level executive,” says Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. “Given that Adobe’s been through our own transformation they want to experience that same benefit that we have been able to see.”

Patrick Morley, CEO of Carbon Black
Carbon Black Uses AI to Analyze 500 Billion Daily Security Events, Says CEO

“Carbon Black is analyzing 500 billion security events across the globe every single day,” says Carbon Black CEO Patrick Morley. “Of course, you can’t do that with people. We certainly leverage the compute capability of the cloud. Then we apply AI and machine learning models to that.”

Michael Dell Predicts in 10 Years More Computed Data on the Edge Than Cloud

“The surprise outcome ten years from now is there’ll be something much bigger than the private cloud and the public cloud,” says Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell. “It’s the edge. I actually think there will be way more computed data on the edge in ten years than any of the derivatives of cloud.”

There’s No Doubt It’s a Cloud First World, Says Rackspace SVP

“If you think about where we are on the technology adoption curve and the trillion dollars of spend that are ultimately going to move, there’s no doubt that it’s a cloud-first world,” says Prashanth Chandasekar, Senior Vice President & General Manager at Rackspace.