Kalyan Madala is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM Singapore and CTO for IBM Software & Solutions for ASEAN. Kalyan thrives on building and leading high-performance teams focused on applying disruptive technologies that bring innovation to organizations. He currently leads a team of IBM technical professionals, consisting of senior architects and technical specialists, who help clients across ASEAN to conceive, design, develop and deploy cognitive systems that amplify human and machine cognition using open standards. Kalyan has worked with clients ranging from start-ups in the payment space in Singapore to global rollouts for MNCs across 6 continents! He has amassed extensive experience and honed deep skills in building open technology-enabled capabilities that transform businesses and organizations. Kalyan is a seasoned Solution designer specializing in Integration, Analytics and Digital Channels, he has been recognized as a certified Thought Leader in the Architect Profession at IBM and is an Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect.