Join Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO of IBM Automation, as he leads you through the fascinating world of Enterprise Automation. In each episode, Jerry is joined by a subject matter expert on a particular facet of automation, and together, they take an artistic deep dive into where we are and what the future might hold.
Episode 17 - Automation and Process Mining with Harley Davis
Jerry is joined by Vice President of Automation Intelligence and leader of the IBM France Development Lab, Harley Davis. They set out to answer the most frequently asked question by The Art of Automation's audience: "Where do we start"? Harley explains the concept of Process Mining and how it takes a data-driven approach to translating an enterprise's desire for improved operations into actions and automations that can actually be implemented. He also discusses how Process Mining technology allows a business to simulate (using a "Digital Twin") what would improve if certain automations are applied, removing risk and justifying AI investments.
Art by David Ryan.
IBM Process Mining: https://www.ibm.com/cloud/learn/process-mining
Episode 16 - The ARM of Automation with Ben Nye
Jerry is joined by Turbonomic CEO and member of the "Forbes Midas List" six years running, Ben Nye. They discuss the concept of "ARM" (Application Resource Management) and how it can be used to save companies 30% on their cloud infrastructure bills. Ben explains that the infamous "spinning wheel of death" (which often comes when applications are being starved of resources) can effectively be eliminated when a company uses ARM technology to automate optimal resource allocation. He clarifies this point with an analogy of an auction or negotiation, where applications bid on and trade resources, depending on their needs. Finally, Ben shares how ARM is saving enormous amounts of energy in data centers, reducing carbon emissions and an enterprise's impact on our climate.
Art by Kylee Barnard.
Episode 15 - Automation and Hybrid Cloud with Andre Tost
Jerry is joined by IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO of IBM Cloud Paks, and host of "The Hybrid Cloud How-To Series", Andre Tost. They begin by discussing a broad definition of Hybrid Cloud, which includes flexibility of location and the ability to support a wide variety of application architectures. Andre shares his view that Automation in one of the core principles of Cloud and that it's impossible to do Cloud Computing without it. He also discusses how AI brings intelligence to automating Hybrid Cloud, by helping predict and fix operational problems before they happen.
Art by Kylee Barnard.
Listen to The Hybrid Cloud How-To Series here: https://open.spotify.com/show/7JEaNrwIEBXPY0H5GREwVE
Episode 14 - Automation and The Weather with Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Jerry is joined by IBM Distinguished Engineer, self-published author, and the most prolific inventor in the history of IBM (with over 800 patents), Lisa Seacat DeLuca. They discuss how AI-powered automation helps businesses understand the environment and how they can use that data to tackle challenges related to climate change, sustainability, and everyday business operations. Lisa shares an example from the airline industry, where flights still uses a paper-based flight manifest that a pilot must sign, and she explains how much faster and more accurate the process could be if reinvented with AI-powered automation. She also makes predictions for how automation will play an even bigger role in public health as the world transitions to the next normal, with technologies coming together to help us be safer as a society.
Art by Jerry Cuomo.
Bonus Episode - The Art of Automation Book
Digital Jerry (DJ) is back for a very special episode announcing The Art of Automation Book.
Book link: https://www.ibm.com/cloud/blog/art-of-automation.
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Cover Art arrangement by human Jerry Cuomo.
Episode 13 - Automation Architecture with Pratik Gupta
Jerry is joined by IBM Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect of the IBM Automation Foundation, Pratik Gupta. They discuss what automation is made of and how the blueprint of automation can be broken down into "Discover, Decide, Act, and Optimize." Pratik shares an example of how automation has evolved in manufacturing cars, from the Ford Model T to the Tesla Model Y. He ties this back to enterprise automation with a use case from the information technology space, where decisions are constantly being made, for hundreds of thousands of people, automatically - or as Pratik puts it - "Planet-Scale AI-Powered Automation."
Art by Caroline Scholer and Jerry Cuomo.