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Snehal Antani holds dual roles at GE Capital: first, he serves as the CIO for Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), where he's responsible for driving digital business strategies; and second, he serves as the Chief Architect and CIO of Enterprise Architecture for GE Capital Americas, where he's responsible for defining the technology vision, strategy, and architecture for the Capital-Americas business. Prior to GE Capital, Snehal spent over a decade at IBM within Software Middleware Group, where he held a variety of roles across development, lab services, and product management. He has served as a trusted advisor to many Global 500 companies across industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, telco, etc; where he has helped shape their technology strategies, drive transformations, and enable them to capture new revenue with emerging technologies
Snehal has disclosed numerous patents and technical publications in the domains of enterprise application infrastructure and high-volume transaction processing. He earned a BS in computer science from Purdue University, and an MS in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY with a thesis in the area of quantifying and improving the resiliency of middleware infrastructures.
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At IBM, Snehal worked for the IBM Emerging Technology Institute, where he helped drive the technical architecture & business strategy for next-generation, "internet scale" application platforms (launched as IBM BlueMix), which are based on the convergence of cloud, big data, mobile, and social technologies. He also helped shape IBM's private, public, and hybrid cloud technical and business strategy, working across the WebSphere, Tivoli, Rational, Information Management, STG, GTS and Solutions teams. IBM PureApplication System, SmartCloud Application Services, IBM Workload Deployer, and related technologies are key outputs of the cloud strategy work.
Prior to his strategy work, Snehal was a senior managing consultant with IBM Software Services for WebSphere (ISSW), where he served as the technical lead of world-wide consulting practice for emerging middleware technologies, which includes: application virtualization (WebSphere Virtual Enterprise), batch processing & grid computing (WebSphere Compute Grid), and in-memory data grids & elastic data services (WebSphere eXtreme Scale). He has worked closely with many large distributed and z/OS (mainframe) clients around the world, helping them define thir technical strategies, and bringing them from whiteboard to production.