Eric Aquaronne

WW Systems Strategy and IBM Q Ambassador, IBM

Eric Aquaronne is in the Worldwide IBM hardware products strategy team. Eric focuses on how to have a system’s cohesive approach on: Cloud technologies (making everything work as a cloud, with containers, and in multi-clouds), Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning, Machine Learning and accelerating training), Security. Most recently Eric has become a Quantum Ambassador helping companies to assess how to get ready and use this very different new type of computers. Through this strategic technology focus Eric is working on very innovative projects like the Mayflower autonomous ship and its cognitive capacities, the CERN collision sensors events selections (10 millions collision events per second and a deep learning solution). And to explain use cases and value to client teams as they face strategic decisions. Prior to this role Eric was the Systems Lab Services Business Unit Executive for CAMS (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social) : growing and driving a pool of 1100 experts worldwide, and delivering cloud projects since 2006. Eric has a culture of working in all geographies & cultures with multiple management positions since he started with IBM developing networking products (real time kernels and systems) and OSS/BSS layers after a master in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.

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