The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC), the premier artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning conference of the year for developers, has shifted to an online event—GTC Digital—due to growing concern over the coronavirus pandemic. NetApp is supporting the digital event and is announcing solutions that complement NVIDIA's AI efforts, including a unique AI control plane that simplifies data-pipeline and provisioning tasks for data scientists and engineers, as well as the latest innovations for vertical markets.
Enterprises across all industries view AI as essential for staying competitive in a digital economy, requiring big changes to the enterprise data center. A recent IDC white paper, NetApp Solutions for AI Drive Better Business Outcomes1, reported that just 18% of organizations had AI models in production, 16% were in the proof-of-concept stage, and 15% were experimenting with AI.
NetApp and NVIDIA are delivering AI solutions that help enterprises accelerate AI adoption and manage projects more easily as they progress from pilot to production. NetApp’s attention to optimizing data pipelines amplifies the rapidly expanding ecosystem of NVIDIA AI hardware and software.
Kim Stevenson is Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetApp’s Foundational Data Services Business Unit (FDSBU), our largest business unit and helping to lead the charge into a new technology era. Kim most recently served as a senior executive with Lenovo as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Data Center Group. With diverse experience spanning finance, services, and marketing, COO and CIO leadership roles at Intel, IBM, EDS, and HPE, and having served on numerous boards of directors for leading tech innovators, Kim brings a truly unique and well-rounded perspective to NetApp. She uses this diverse experience to tackle the business challenges customers care about most and simplify the overall IT experience for a world that is growing only more complex. Kim has won numerous awards including Silicon Valley Business Journal's Best CIO and Evanta Top 10 Breakaway Leader, Huffington Post's Most Social CIO as well as the CIO 100 award by CIO.com. She was named the Woman of Excellence Digital Trailblazer by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). In 2015, she won the Forbes CIO Innovation Award. Currently serving on the board of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. and Skyworks Solutions Inc., Kim holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University. In her free time, Kim is an avid tennis player and enjoys kayaking and paddle boarding.