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‘A 90,000 Person Startup’: 5 Things You Need To Know About Kyndryl’s Operating Model

With the spin-off of IBM’s Global Technology Services business set to be completed by the end of this year, executives for the forthcoming company, Kyndryl, provided insights into its operating model and global structure on Thursday.

CEO Martin Schroeter said in a statement Thursday that Kyndryl will benefit from IBM’s large existing employee base and technical knowhow.

“We are fortunate as a 90,000-person ‘start-up’ to have extraordinary global talent, from IBM Fellows and distinguished engineers to experts at service delivery centers, working with deep skills and more than 3,000 patents that help innovate with our customers,” Schroeter said. ”Over time, we’ll be showing all Kyndryls how they contribute to advancing the vital systems that our customers depend on.”

Mark Wyllie, CEO of Boca Raton, Fla.-based IBM partner Flagship Solutions Group, told CRN that Kyndryl could present an opportunity for partners brought on to help with deals requiring specialization. The marketplace for digital transformation is so large and growing that partners and Kyndryl might find plenty of opportunities to collaborate.

“I’m hoping that because of the existing relationship with GTS (Global Technical Services), we’ll continue to work with them (Kyndryl),” Wyllie said. “It could provide more opportunities for us than we have today. They need partners now more than ever.”

From practice areas including cloud and security and a leadership team that includes more than just migrating IBM executives, here’s what you need to know about Kyndryl.

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