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Rethink IT and Reinvent Business with IBM SmartCloud

At Cloud Expo IBM’s Dr Angel Luis Diaz discusses how IBM SmartCloud helps enterprises optimize their traditional IT environments

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On today's Smarter Planet, enterprises are turning to the cloud to revamp existing business models and manage an unprecedented rate of change. In fact, the number of enterprises moving to cloud computing will double within the next few years as they seek to transition IT from a cost center to a strategic center of business innovation.

In this 12th Cloud Expo General Session, Dr. Angel Luis Diaz, VP of Software Standards, Cloud Labs & HiPODS for IBM Software Group, discusses how the IBM SmartCloud family, including PureSystems, helps enterprises optimize their traditional IT environments while driving rapid business innovation through new engagement models. In addition, he also illustrates through specific client examples the value of open standards initiatives like OpenStack and TOSCA, and how they are crucial to an interoperable and agile cloud computing infrastructure.

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Speaker Bio:
Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Vice President of Software Standards, Cloud Labs & HiPODS for IBM Software Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for driving strategy and management of IBM's industry-leading standards initiative. He manages a global standards community working across international organizations and consortia to foster development of the next generation of interoperability standards, policies and practices critical to IBM Middleware and foster a new model of standards development supporting IBM growth initiatives including IBM SmarterCloud, Social Business and Business Analytics. Angel is also responsible for the SWG High Performance Lab team, working with leading customers on enterprise infrastructure, application architecture/platform and workload optimization.

Dr. Diaz has served in a number of leadership positions at IBM Application & Integration Middleware Division (WebSphere) for IBM Software Group, responsible for driving the strategy and marketing for some of IBM's leading middleware technologies. As Vice President of WebSphere Business Process Management & Connectivity, he led the expansion of IBM's middleware footprint in the BPM & C business segment. As Director for the WebSphere Business Process Management development, architecture and technology strategy, he was responsible for WebSphere Business Modeler, WebSphere Publishing Server, WebSphere Business Monitor, WebSphere Business Space Framework Component and WebSphere Integration Developer product development teams.

He received his PhD in computer science (distributed computing, programming languages & computer algebra) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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