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William A. Brown

IBM
IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Cloud Application Services
William A. Brown is an innovation agent and trusted advisor who has 
built, managed, and led consulting and advisory practices, global IT 
architecture and development teams and cloud application develop-
ment services for Fortune 100 corporations across a wide variety of 
industries. Mr. Brown has worked with teams across the world, helping 
win business and drive growth in the global markets of Asia, Europe, 
Africa and Latin America.
Mr. Brown is currently the Global Business Services CTO for Cloud 
Application Services Accelerated Application Development in the WW 
Cloud CoC. He leads a global team to build and deliver innovative and 
quality solutions, helping his speed the adoption, design, development 
and delivery of new technology for his clients. He is responsible for 
influencing $1 billion in revenue worldwide. 
He is also an IBM Distinguished Engineer, guest lecturer at the Univer-
sity of California San Diego Rady School of Management, wrote a book 
entitled “SOA Governance - Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT 
Agility,” and has 80+ patents or patents pending. Whenever he’s not 
helping colleagues develop their ideas into patents, he specializes in 
helping organizations consume and adopt new technologies.
Accelerate the pace of innovation through microservices
Enterprises that want to take advantage of the Digital Economy are 
faced with the challenge of addressing the demands of multi speed IT 
and omni channel enablement. They are often burdened with applica-
tions that are complex, brittle monoliths. This is usually coupled with 
the need to remediate an existing services layer that is not well 
constructed with inadequate governance and management. These 
enterprises need to face tremendous disruption as they get re-defined 
and re-invented to meet the demands of the Digital Economy. The use 
of a microservices approach exposed through APIs can be the solution 
these enterprises need to enable them to meet the increased business 
demands to quickly add new functionality.