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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to give keynote at CEBIT 2018 Welcome Night

. Ginni Rometty, head of one of the world's leading technology companies for six years, will be coming to Germany in June to open the new CEBIT in Hannover. The IBM CEO will be delivering the keynote speech at the Welcome Night on Monday, 11 June.

18 Apr. 2018
Ginni Rometty, IBM

CEBIT 2018 will focus on digital transformation, innovation and the technologies of the future. Ginni Rometty knows at first hand that data is the driving force behind the modern economy – she calls it "he natural resource of the future".

Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, is convinced that our society is at a crossroads due to the increasingly important role played by data and artificial intelligence (AI). In her speech she will explain how AI helps companies and their customers – provided that AI companies handle personal data responsibly and transparently.

Over the past several years, IBM has been undergoing a dramatic transformation and now also offers AI-based solutions and cloud platforms. IBM is a leading global provider of cloud solutions for companies, AI, security, as well as blockchain and quantum technology.

IBM is taking advantage of the new opportunities offered by CEBIT 2018 to showcase its technologies on all four platforms: at d!conomy with its solutions for IT professionals and decision-makers from companies, the public sector and trade, at d!tec with its disruptive business models, on the d!talk conference stages with a series of presentations, and at d!campus as the emotional heart of CEBIT.


At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. With its exhibitor displays, expert conferences and prime networking opportunities, CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers from the realms of business, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations by leveraging digitization to the fullest. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups and their disruptive business models, as well as on research institutes giving us a glimpse of tomorrow’s game-changing technologies. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts from around the globe. The d!campus is the beating heart of CEBIT – the place where everyone gets together for relaxed networking, street food and live music. CEBIT presents the digital transformation in a totally new way, while retaining its core focus on business, leads and more leads. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. on those days. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CEBIT Events Worldwide give Deutsche Messe’s customers even more ways of reaching their international clientele, e.g. in dynamic markets such as China, Australia, Thailand and Spain.


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