Skyla Loomis is the VP for the IBM Z Application Platform software portfolio which includes the most secure, highest performing. and lowest total cost of ownership transaction processing and database systems such as IMS, CICS, and z/TPF. She’s responsible for strategy, product management, software engineering, support, and services for the Z Application Platform as well our z/OS synergy with Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. She’s been with IBM 19 years and held development leadership roles across public cloud, mobile, business analytics, data warehousing, and NoSQL. Passionate about culture, she’s led agile transformation journeys across multiple teams.