Powering Digital Transformation with IMC

Powering Digital Transformation with IMC

CIO magazine says Digital Transformation (DX)  is “the acceleration of business activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact in a strategic and prioritized way.”  But how is IMC key to driving this new era of transformation? This session will review a use case where IMC technologies have made the competitive difference and quickly progressed strategic initiatives to incorporate AI/ML in stream processing.

Join Becky Wanta, COO/CIO of One Degree World (ODW) and former CIO/CTO/Chief Innovation Officer of MGM; Global CTO of Pepsico, BestBuy, Southwest Airlines, Wells Fargo, and Wellpoint Health to see what she has to say about enabling business agility.  She will discuss how the impact of in-memory computing was immediate and the cornerstone to delivering a vision that disrupted her industry and remains unmatched with the competition today.  Imagine the disruption of staid industries like Travel, Entertainment, Financial Services and Healthcare where new markets were made achievable via an in-memory core infrastructure with high performance and high availability.  Performance intensive applications/new capabilities (IoT, Omnichannel, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented and Virtual Reality) are delivered ahead of the competition in days versus years while abstracting the complexity of the back-end legacy environments to support this speed-to-market.

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One Degree World
Becky Wanta joined One Degree World in November 2017 in the newly created dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer. Becky has both big corporate and startup experience. She has travel, transportation, retail, entertainment, healthcare and other industry expertise, which are some of the focus verticals of the One Degree Platform. She has served as Global CIO and/or CTO for PepsiCo (where she won the Chairman’s Award), Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Wellpoint Health, California State Compensation Insurance Fund and MGM Resorts International. In addition, her consulting work has included transformative initiatives for Target, Coca-Cola, 3M, P&G, Caterpillar, DuPont, and Ralph Lauren, to name a few.

In addition to her executive career, Ms. Wanta serves as an Advisor to the Board for MIT “Wealth of Nations,” Teradata Retail/Hospitality, Calgary Scientific and 360ofme, and was recently named as an advisor to the International Data Center Authority (IDCA) Technical Committee. Ms. Wanta has been ranked #4 and #12 on The ExecRanks’ Top 50 Female CIOs, and Top 200 CIOs respectively. She is also the holder of two US patents.

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