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BENJAMIN BRILLAT

Chief Architect
IBM

Benjamin is the Chief Architect for the IBM's Global Sports & Connected Venue services team.  In this role, he is responsible for developing the technical solutions and reference architectures to service stadiums, arenas, shopping malls, airports, hotels, casinos, and other large public venue spaces.  He is also responsible for educating and enabling the in-country local IBM delivery teams around the world with the assets and training which they need to successfully deliver these projects. 

Prior to this role, Benjamin was the Chief Technology Architect on the Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedes-Benz Stadium project.  This $1.6 Billion stadium hosts NFL Football and MLS Soccer events in a state-of-the-art facility.  At this project, IBM served as the "IT Prime Contractor", responsible for end-to-end success of the network - from the physical conduit and fiber optic cabling through system integration, configuration, test, and go-live.  The end results can be seen most Sunday nights this fall!

Ben is a 16-year IBMer, and holds a degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer in Troy, NY and holds an active Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification.  He currently resides in Milton, Pennsylvania with his wife and 2-year-old son.