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IBM's Kristof Kloeckner: "Cloud Is a Growth Engine"

Dr. Kloeckner to Present Lunchtime Keynote at Cloud Expo on Tuesday, June 10

A highlight of the upcoming Cloud Expo will surely be a lunchtime keynote by Dr. Kristof Kloeckner, General Manager of Rational Software, IBM.

Kristof (pictured below) will be one of five speakers from IBM during the three days of the event, being held June 10-12 at the Javits Center in New York City. His topic will be "Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business: Unleashing Software-Driven Innovation," and will be delivered at 12:15pm on Tuesday, June 10.

"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," he notes. "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," he adds.

Kristof plans to illustrate To illustrate these possibilities by discussing 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 says.

Kristof joined IBM in 1984 as a development engineer in the Boeblingen Development Laboratory in Germany, working on porting UNIX to the mainframe. is responsible for application lifecycle management and system engineering tools within IBM's software business.

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.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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