IBM’s Dr Kristof Kloeckner to Keynote at Cloud Expo New York
At Cloud Expo, Dr Kloeckner to discuss how cloud is unleashing software-driven innovation
By: Elizabeth White
May. 20, 2014 10:45 AM
In a world of ever-accelerating business cycles and fast-changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path to new business models. Dynamic clouds enable businesses to continuously reinvent themselves, adapting their business processes, their service and software delivery and their operations to achieve speed-to-market and quick response to customer feedback. The cloud opens up new possibilities for businesses to continuously deliver software-driven innovation and enables new ways of collaboration between an extended group of stakeholders, including business leaders, developers, operations as well customers and partners.
In his Lunch Keynote at 14th Cloud Expo, Dr Kristof Kloeckner, General Manager at Rational Software, IBM, will discuss the capabilities of BlueMix, IBM's cloud platform, with integrated DevOps services. With BlueMix, developers can compose applications in a tight feedback loop, using a wealth of IBM, third-party and open source services and APIs, deploy and scale with infrastructure services from SoftLayer and code with the confidence based on a foundation of open standards.
He has held executive leadership positions in strategy, architecture and development in Germany, the UK and the USA, and has delivered many industry leading software products. He was CTO of the first Cloud Computing initiative in IBM's Corporate Strategy team and created the Beta for IBM's first public cloud. As CTO of IBM Software Group he directed its technical and software engineering strategy, including the transformation to lean and agile development throughout the company. As CTO for WebSphere he developed the technical strategy for the evolution of IBM's application integration middleware platform. As Director of the Hursley Lab in the UK and VP of Business Integration Development, he grew IBM's message oriented middleware to a full integration portfolio including IBM's first Enterprise Service Bus. As Director of the German Software Lab, he developed IBM's first workflow management system. He joined IBM in 1984 as a development engineer in the Boeblingen Development Laboratory in Germany, working on porting UNIX to the mainframe.
Dr. Kloeckner received a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Southampton. He is a Fellow of the BCS and since 1997 an honorary professor at the University of Stuttgart.
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The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo® conference and exhibition in New York City, New York, June 10-12, 2014.
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 14th International Cloud Expo® - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
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