Powering Digital Transformation with In Memory Computing
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; created markets and quickly progressed strategic initiatives to incorporate AI/ML in stream processing.
Join Becky Wanta, CEO of alertnest Inc., and former COO/CIO of One Degree World (ODW); SVP & CIO/CTO/Chief Innovation Officer of MGM Resorts International; Global CTO of Pepsico, SVP & CIO of BestBuy, Global CTO of Southwest Airlines, EVP & Global CTO of Wells Fargo, and SVP & Global CTO of Wellpoint Health to name a few 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 industries and remains unmatched with the competition today. Imagine the disruption of staid industries like Travel, Entertainment, Financial Services, Transportation 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. All this bridging the diversity gap among seven (7) demographics in both the buying and war on talent space.
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.