Michelle Peluso, IBM Senior Vice President of Digital Sales and Global Chief Marketing Officer
Eric Frandson, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Technology Banking
Michelle: IBM exists to change how the world works. Our quest for better is unrelenting. We’ve sold typewriters, personal computers, mainframe computers. Today, those are things like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, block chain.
Michelle: Wells Fargo has always been centered on the same mission – that desire to relentlessly improve. Wells has been a terrific banking partner for almost 50 years.
Michelle: Almost one in ten people become sick every year from some sort of food illness. That’s a great example of a problem that IBM is intent on solving. We’re putting food on a block chain so if we have to do a recall, we can pinpoint it to a very specific place, so you don’t have to take, romaine lettuce off the shelves everywhere.
Another great example is Call for Code. We asked developers all around the world to take advantage of IBM technology — cloud computing, artificial intelligence — and solve the world’s hardest problems. One of the best submissions was to create a communications gird in areas hit by disaster, so that after a disaster hits, people can still be connected.
Eric: The relationship with IBM dates back to 1970. And it’s a very all-encompassing sort of relationship — that spans credit, capital markets, risk management, investments, treasury services — the whole gamut of what we can bring to the table.
Michelle: Institutions like IBM and Wells Fargo are constantly thinking about how to transform, how to bring new technology, new ways of working, to make the client experience better.
Eric: Wells Fargo is dedicated to investing in product development solutions that will help IBM continue on that journey of innovation and transformation.
Michelle: Wells Fargo and IBM share a pioneering spirit, a desire to innovate era after era