Arvind Krishna, CEO at IBM, delivered the keynote presentation at IBM Think Digital 2020. He addressed the unexpected challenges that are being faced by businesses due to the COVID-19 situation. He encouraged companies to build resilience and strengthen networks in light of the current challenges. As transformation will be accelerated, he iterated that this was an opportunity to develop new solutions, new partnerships and ways of thinking to benefit companies and customers for years to come.

New AI, Edge and Cloud Capabilities were announced by the CEO, aimed to assist businesses accelerate their recovery process and facilitate transformation. Mr. Krishna mentioned that technology platforms are the basis for a competitive advantage in the 21st century, further emphasizing on how these will determine the efficiency in pivoting to new market opportunities, serving clients and response rate to a crisis similar to the one being faced today. 

AI-powered capabilities and services have been brought forth by IBM to increase scope for automation. CIOs can ensure their IT infrastructures are more resilient to future disruptions and remain cost-effective as well.Watson AIOps , a new offering detects and responds to IT anomalies in real time, using AI applications. The offering is built on Red Hat OpenShift and works with collaboration technologies at the centre of distributed work environment, such as Box and Slack.

5G and Edge Computing opportunities open up for businesses through new IBM solutions, services and partnerships. Companies will be able to manage high-volume edge device workloads systematically due to the new offerings built on Red Hat OpenShift. As 5G will be more widely used, telecom providers can guide virtual and container network functions to facilitate new services going forward.

Another new program is being launched by IBM for independent software vendors (ISVs) and Software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers that will help tackle the complexities when moving the workload to cloud. IBM’s financial services-ready public cloud provides participating banks an efficient solution as well as assures them of working with trusted vendors.

IBM Think Digital has drawn the interest of many, resulting in thousands of enthusiastic attendees. The event took place on the 5th and 6th of May online exclusively, connecting partners, clients and thought leaders from across the globe. 

The replay of topics at the event and Mr. Krishna’s keynote are available at

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