Virginia Rometty Speaker
Virginia Rometty Speaker Profile
Ms. Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions in IBM, most recently as Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Sales, Marketing and Strategy. As IBMs global sales leader, she was accountable for revenue, profit, and client satisfaction in the 170 global markets in which IBM does business. She was responsible for IBMs worldwide results, which exceeded $99 billion in 2010, and for leading IBMs global strategy, marketing and communications functions. In this role, she established IBMs Growth Markets organization, which is expected to contribute as much as 30 percent of IBM revenues by 2015.
Prior to this, Ms Rometty served as Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and service experts. In this role, Ms. Rometty also led the development of IBM Global Delivery Centers in China and India. In recognition of her leadership, Ms. Rometty was honored with the Carl Sloane Award 2006, given by the Association of Management Consulting Firms.
In prior leadership roles, Ms. Rometty served as general manager of IBM Global Services, Americas, as well as general manager of IBMs Global Insurance and Financial Services Sector.
Ms. Rometty is a leader in diversity initiatives including IBMs Women in Technology Council and the Womens Leadership Council, and is one of the senior sponsors of the Womens Executive Council. She is a frequent speaker at industry and business conferences, and has been named to Fortune magazines 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for seven consecutive years, including most recently in 2011.
Ms. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations; the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University; and the Board of Overseers and Board of Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.
Recent Virginia Rometty Blogs
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:36 pm
American actor and writer Ben Stein is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium later this month in Florida. This is the 12th annual event in which AmeriQuest has been involved in, and it is designed to be an opportunity for businesses to get together and discuss solutions to help their organizations grow and keep up with the modern economy. Stein will be at the...[Read More]
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:28 pm
The CEO and Lead Designer for the company SpaceX has been announced to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Square from July 7-9. Elon Musk is expected to deliver a great speech with lots of insight given that he works in the aerospace field. The South African born Canadian-American business...[Read More]
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:30 pm
American celebrity chef and TV personality Carla Hall delivered a keynote speech about how to cook using smart choices for food to an audience over 350 people at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersets annual heart health event at the Bridgewater Manor. The Top Chef star was a finalist on the show in seasons five and eight, and she is currently a co-host on ABCs food show...[Read More]
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