As the Executive Vice President of Compute Platform Services (CPS), Jim Borendame is in charge of providing robust and efficient computing platform technologies that form the backbone of the banking infrastructure. He is responsible for the overall strategy and management of teams under CPS that include Domain Management, TIS Business Continuity Planning, Open Systems, Open Systems Storage Management, Data Center Management, Server Management & Control, and Mainframe and Midrange Services.
Mr. Borendame has more than 30 years of experience in IT management, and he joined Wachovia Bank in 2006. During his tenure as Senior Director of Mainframe Data Centre Services in Wachovia Bank, he managed the data center facilities and provided strategic direction in areas like data center proximity risk mitigation, distributed server virtualization, parallel sysplex integration, and data center security remediation.
Before joining Wachovia Bank, Mr. Borendame headed JPMorgan Chase’s Global Technology Infrastructure (GTI) Operations and Production functions. His previous assignments include creation and operation of a geo-diverse Enterprise Command Center Function for Bank One, Head of Operations at Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Director of Infrastructure for Montgomery Ward, and Director of Systems Software for International Harvester Co.
Mr. Borendame has an extensive experience in planning and implementing IT projects and has facilitated a strategic outlook for managing technology platforms in the banking domain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a Computer Science specialization from Northern Illinois University.
Opening Keynote: Wells Fargo Case Study
From Integration to Efficiency: Accelerating Green IT
When Wells Fargo and Wachovia came together in 2008, each organization had data centers consuming a significant amount of power. To create a more sustainable operating model during the industry’s largest ever integration between two financial titans, Wells Fargo maximized efficiencies from its data centers —including virtualization, network bandwidth, storage density and more— to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. With the integration now complete, the company integrated environmental responsibility and thoughtfulness into business practices, operations and culture. In this presentation, learn more about how Wells Fargo accelerated efficiency initiates within its IT infrastructures.