Executive Technology Advocate, IBM Research

Technology has never been so fundamental, so strategic and so important as it is in the digital age. How do business models, products & services, enhance existing offerings and create deeper, more rewarding customer experiences? What is the role of marketing, sales, human resources and how do these rely on IT to provide support for the applications they use as well as the overall IT infrastructure?

CIO Panel Discussion

Clear Skies or Storm ahead – What is the proper cloud strategy?

Is the cloud strategy the biggest challenge for digitalization? What strategies will companies need to follow in the years to come? What role do co-location services play? Is HCI the foundation of private cloud development? Cloud cost containment: Instruments and Strategies?


  • Charlie Ewen, Technology Director & CIO, Met Office
  • Gregor Baues, CTO, Air France/KLM Group S.A.
  • Sandeep Shahi, Vice President, Head of Global IT Strategy, Architecture & Solution Delivery, DHL Global Forwarding Management GmbH
  • Patrick Putman, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, DP World Antwerp Holding