Will IT Teams Exist in the Next 10 Years?

Spring 2022

As we celebrate the 10th year of ONUG, we look toward the future of the IT organization. What will IT look like in the future? IT organizations are structured like the supplier side of the industry; that is, it’s a mirror image of the vendor landscape (compute, storage, networking, applications, security, …). Will the boundary between IT and business units disappear as corporate brands become ever more digital? Or will IT be populated with architects and designers as operations become automated and AI driven?


Swamy Kocherlakota is the Chief Information Officer for S&P
Global and is responsible for driving the digital transformation and
delivering productivity improvements for our customers and
Prior to S&P Global, Mr. Kocherlakota was SVP, Global Head of
Technology Operations & Infrastructure at Visa, Inc. where he
oversaw global infrastructure and applications that processed over
130 billion transactions annually. Before VISA, he was at BNY
Mellon as the head of Global Infrastructure Engineering and
Architecture and led their infrastructure transformation. Mr.
Kocherlakota holds the recognition of being a distinguished
engineer at Lucent Bell Labs where he managed technology for
Lucent and its ventures.
Mr. Kocherlakota is a NASD registered representative and has a
PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University.

Eric Hanselman is the Principal Research Analyst at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. He has an extensive, hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of security, networks, IT transformation and semiconductors. He coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 Research disciplines, contributes to the Information Security and Cloud Native channels, and is a member of the Center of Excellence for Quantum Technologies. Eric helps 451 Research’s clients navigate technologies including 5G, SDN/NFV, edge computing and DevSecOps and determine their impacts and how they can best capitalize on them. He holds a patent in image compression systems, is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences.

Tsvi has over 25 years of technology and operations experience mostly in financial services, media and telecom and is known across the industry for his technology leadership, innovation and business acumen.

As CTO of Morgan Stanley’s shared services (infrastructure & data) since early 2012, Tsvi has been responsible for transforming the bank into a modern, efficient and effective organization.

He is leading the divisional Agile & DevOps transformation and the changes to the ways of work in technology, workforce strategy and front-to-back initiative.

He also completed a hundreds of million net cost reduction initiative while productivity and satisfaction improved.

Working collaboratively with the leaders of business technology, Tsvi led the creation and implementation of Morgan Stanley’s multi-year strategy and target state architecture along with the standards, guidelines, blueprints and use patterns that made it actionable to the engineering and development communities, broke the silo mentality and aggressively reduced technology debt.

Tsvi’s work helped position the bank as a leader in algorithmic trading/ ultra-low latency, migration to public cloud and containers, AI & machine learning, cyber security, mainframe optimization, data center consolidation, modern client experience, global network and near-fault tolerant operations.

Tsvi also oversaw the governance and regulatory compliance work with internal and external auditors and examiners.

Tsvi is the winner of the Einstein Award for technology excellence and known as a provider of strategic thought leadership and excellence in execution and transformation.
His experience ranges from traditional (server, storage, networks, operations, mainframes) to modern (public and private cloud, containers, cyber security) infrastructure as well as application development and Agile/DevOps transformation, with the focus on creating business value.

Greatest achievements are rooted from understanding and enabling the business to deliver both existing and new offerings in a combination of efficiency (cost), delivery focus (execution) and future-proofing (innovation).

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