BM Research Dr. Divyesh Jadav manages the Cloud, IoT & Systems Lifecycle Analytics department at IBM's Almaden Research Center. He received a B.E. degree from Mumbai University (India) in 1992 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in 1995 and 1997, respectively, all in Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the area of management and performance analysis of distributed and parallel systems, with an emphasis on storage. Since joining the IBM Research in 1997, Dr. Jadav has led or contributed to innovations in several IBM products such as ServRAID adapters, XIV storage, Tivoli TotalStorage Productivity Center, GPFS, multiple Cloud offerings, Watson Agent Assist, and the IBM GTS Technical Support Appliance. Dr. Jadav's recent work focuses in delivering productivity enhancing analytics to IBM services offerings, and designing and building end-to-end solutions at the confluence of Mobile Computing, Internet-Of-Things, and Blockchain technology. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and the recipient of multiple IBM Research Division and Outstanding Technical Achievement awards. He has published over 20 technical papers and holds over 25 patents.
VMware Mike DiPetrillo is the Senior Director of Blockchain Technologies at
VMware. In his most recent role he is responsible for advancing the innovations
that VMware has made in blockchain with customers, partners, and through open
standards. Mike has a long history of developing and launching new, industry
changing initiatives at VMware including the initial launch of x86
virtualization with ESX, the initial launch of cloud technologies, cloud-based
lab solutions with the VMware Learning Platform, and now blockchain. Prior to
VMware Mike spent his time launching the first global VoIP networks, the first
global search engines, and many other interesting technologies. When he’s not
developing something new at VMware you can find Mike flying, golfing, or
spending time at the beach.