Keynote 1 - Alberto Jimenez

Cloud Computing for eGovernment 


It is impossible to overestimate the profound impact that cloud computing will have for all governments across every function that leverages technology. In most cases, the starting motivation will be cost reduction --but very quickly agencies of all sizes realize cloud computing can be a powerful tool to speed up innovation. Even though we hear about the tens of billions of dollars spent on cloud last year, we are just scratching the surface of this market. Large public sector enterprises in highly regulated environments have moved less than 30% of the computing needs to the cloud. This low adoption has a very simple explanation: most decision-makers are concerned about the security and regulatory compliance of public cloud environments. And these concerns are not unfounded, data breach incidents are on the rise both in terms of frequency and also in terms of the cost of a single incident for an affected organization. In this session, we will discuss the new developments that are delivering the desired levels of security, but that, until recently, were not readily available in public cloud models. 


Alberto Jimenez is the IaaS Product Leader for IBM Cloud Hyper Protect. In that role, he is responsible for IBM’s global product strategy and execution for the segment. Over the years, Mr. Jimenez articles and quotes have been published in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, TechCrunch, Re/Code, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, CIO Magazine, USA Today, Finextra, Business Insider and In 2016, he was selected by FinTech News Magazine as one the “20 Biggest names in the Payments industry”. He is also the author of a number of whitepapers including Citigroup’s Finding the Flows: The Next Challenge for Mobile Wallets in Emerging Markets; IBM’s Mobile Payments Adoption in Developed Markets; IBM’s Cash Replacement through Mobile Money in Emerging Markets; and IBM’s Deconstructing the Mobile Money Value Chain through Cloud. Mr. Jimenez is a frequent speaker at large international conferences including Money2020 in the US and Europe, Mobile World Congress, Sibos, Cartes, ETA’s Transact15, and Payments Innovation World in Sydney, just to mention a few. He has been an active thought leader in academia and has presented at a number of institutions including: The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, The School International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his current role, Mr. Jimenez ran the IBM Watson Commerce Product portfolio and before that he was Director of Global Mobile Solution for Citigroup. He began his career at Wells Fargo Securities doing Equity research. Mr. Jimenez is a graduate from Harvard University and Emory University. Mr Jimenez lives in New York City with his wife and two children.


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