Jenny Rometty, IBM, CEO discussed on BTV Simulcast
Jenny Rometty started at IBM in nineteen eighty one became CEO in twenty twelve and is overseen a dramatic re positioning of the company as the Texas continues to evolve and transform the big blue exact has said that chapter two of tax evolution is centered around reinventing data IBM is invested heavily in this notion including Lasser's thirty four billion dollar acquisition of red hat Bloomberg Caroline hide spoke exclusively with Rometty about the growth of hybrid cloud and why it's unusual for competitors to also be collaborators. this is always been something we felt so true about what the customer needs which you do first right in our clients and they live in a world that ever if you're going to have for sometimes your innovation will come from Google Amazon Microsoft IBM and you're gonna want to take advantage of wherever innovation comes from and that's actually the idea and the way the world is going so on one hand you want to build something once run anywhere in the second part is you want to get to innovation wherever it is and so like in almost every business you have competition and cooperation in this case and again when we bought red hat because it's a platform that goes across all of them absolute commitment it's open source the world's leader to run and it does run on those platforms an absolute commitment to the integrity of that and that's really for our clients would you still seen mugs soft I'm as an as competition how do you make your name synonymous with cloud in the same way that they have missed it isn't our name we are the number one hybrid cloud player now in so what what I that's what I want my name synonymous with number one hybrid cloud best partner to help make you a cognitive enterprise and that's a company that has got data in a I infused in all of the way it does its work because if you do that you have to have a hybrid cloud underneath it so I'm really about that digital transformation journey and that means at times you'll work with me and by the way you'll have many clubs you already have many cuts most clients I'll say that I had so many say only because you think you have a safe to come back I have seven you don't realize what you have here and so the idea behind that is connect all of that together and then when you speak of just cloud alone the IBM cloud which is both private and public we really are the best cloud for mission critical work because of the security and to and it's there and our ability to take mission critical apps and you understand how those work that is our sweet spot. clients getting it I think three oh I know they're getting it so take an example delta take an example of eighteen T. AT T. we just recently announced it is to move all of eighteen T. business all of their applications on to the IBM hybrid cloud and as well with red hat it will be out into the network so your network services come faster and that is exactly what it is that we're able to do delta airlines a lot of work done with them as you friend and deal with your customers now modernize the back end to connect those two so when you re booking airline you'd like to be have not only can you rebook every associated thing that a passenger would want done those are all those back end systems connected to that real time while you're up in the air so delta big strong proponent of red hat as well and so it's red hat and IBM mission critical hybrid multi cloud multi cloud and open system so you get lots of innovation and it's very secure. red hat thirty four billion amazing opposition to someone who knew about positions you someone who helped integrate for example PWC's IT consulting business within IBM previously. how you insuring that the integration of business about hot yes well first of a couple words I I don't think the word is quote integration is a traditional and it's related to what you just asked me a minute ago so red hat as I said is the world's number one number one open source company and together with the number one hybrid cloud provider so when we acquired red hat which by the way it is a very fair price they are in very good company and a very profitable company which is not usually high growth high profit is not associate with some of the cloud company I know what the reason I. outstanding firm built over many years and IBM's work with her had over twenty years we were the original folks that really helped propel open source on to the stage we put a billion dollars into something called Lennix back then because the architecture of the future it has been decided now and I know these are you know just not everyone is familiar with all the tech pieces of this but it will be Lennix it will be the spot of containers on top and something called Cooper nineties that moves the containers around just like you thought of the past the internet and how it was run this is the future architecture I think that war is over that is the architecture the future that is what red hat is and they are the number one there and so when we when we acquired them we have two roles with them I think if it is horizontal vertical on one hand we are leaving them as a separate and distinct unit and I have had plenty of experience as you said I've done sixty acquisitions in my time and because for real important reason they will participate and continue to be the leader in open source so it's a very different community out there they must remain committed to neutral to that the second is to have to be on our competitors platforms so I want them to see firm neutrality on them so they will work and put themselves on all those platforms as they do today and then what IBM does to think of them as completely non biased IBM will be opinionated so what we will do is we take their products we make the best mission critical cloud private in public and that's what clients need and I have already built all my software to take advantage of theirs so you can actually now take IBM's entire Keese offer portfolio and can run anywhere to clients that is a dream to be able to renovate all the mission critical apps the world are built on IBM so we now only the origin we own the starting point the world is already have more than half Lennix which is what red hat is. and then the destination is that architecture. that was our exclusive interview with IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty be sure to tune in all week at two thirty PM eastern for more of our extended conversation with IBM's Ginni Rometty on Tuesday they discuss IBM's pushing the quantum and what big blue is doing to attract talent from all corners and.