Jim Whitehurst is Special Advisor, Silver Lake and Senior Advisor, IBM. He was previously President of IBM, where he was responsible for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software organization, and Corporate Strategy. Whitehurst is an advocate for open principles as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance and global operations, he has proven expertise helping companies flourish even in the most challenging environments. Prior to IBM, Whitehurst served as the President and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software solutions.
Ralph is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President IT and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Lumentum he was Chief Technology Officer at Rodan + Fields Ralph where he defined and advanced the company’s technology strategy and infrastructure to support its significant growth and to deliver user-friendly digital experiences.