Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019: Security and regulatory concerns with public cloud
How IBM works with clients in regulated industries to scale AI across public clouds and protect data.
TechRepublic’s Associate Managing Editor Teena Maddox talked with Vice President and CEO of IBM Cloud Hillery Hunter at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019 in Orlando about the company’s public cloud and the types of security concerns businesses have. The following is an edited transcript of the interview.
Hillery Hunter: We’re really excited to be here at Gartner today talking about public cloud and AI, and it’s really the conversation that all enterprises are having. We see a couple of things happening in that, you know, as people are having a conversation about cloud and about AI, both lead often to a conversation about data, and when you’re having a conversation about data, you need to have a conversation about picking a public cloud provider that you trust.
We’re excited here at this symposium today and tomorrow to be talking about clients from regulated industries–clients like HomeTrust Bank, BNP Paribas Bank, ExxonMobil and their Rewards+ mobile app that lets you buy gas seamlessly at the gas pump. And all these conversations are about regulated data, they’re about sensitive client and customer data, and it’s really about who do you trust with that data.
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We have core technologies in the IBM public cloud, like our Keep-Your-Own-Key technology. That’s the only one in the industry that enables clients to not only keep their data and the data to be theirs, but they can even keep the keys and keep that key on a very, very secure hardware security module. This is the only…