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IoT Grand Slam 2016 Headline Opening Keynote – Driving Exceptional Outcomes with the Internet of Things OD

Chris O'Connor CEO, Persistent Systems
01 Dec 2016
09:15 - 10:00

IoT Grand Slam 2016 Headline Opening Keynote – Driving Exceptional Outcomes with the Internet of Things OD

Session Abstract:


The Internet of Things is transforming how we work and live in more ways than many of us could have imagined. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been possible for over a decade, but the commoditization of sensors and processors and emerging technologies that further enable IoT possibilities are making it viable to move beyond being just connected, into an intelligent Internet of Things.

As the IoT advances, we’re seeing enterprises take advantage of IoT in three major ways:

  • Improving operations
  • Getting smarter about design and manufacturing
  • Deepening customer engagement:


Chris O’Connor
GM Internet of Things, IBM

Chris O’Connor is the General Manager, Internet of Things for IBM. Chris’s current responsibilities are focused on growth of this area for clients and IBM. Prior to this role, Chris was responsible for the product strategy and engineering of the IBM Tivoli Software Division in IBM and similarly for the Industry Solutions Software division around Smart Commerce and Smart Cities.  His roles have involved successive responsibilities around arranging patterns of software for industry as well as IT data center value. Chris is an active member of the IBM Growth and Transformation Team and has served on the IBM Technology Team. This role reports directly to IBM’s CEO and senior leaders. He has been active in the IT Industry for the past 25 years both within IBM and at other industry software providers.

Session Tags:

Government, Enterprise, OEM

IoT, Cognitive, BlockChain, Supply Chain Management, SCM, Data,

CxO, Middle Management, Technical, Business Line Management, Operations

Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner



Retail, Manufacturing, Telecom, Industrials, Healthcare, Consumer, Government / Public Sector, Pharmaceutical / BioTech, Automotive

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