Ann Scheman currently leads IBM's Venture Capital Group in SouthWest Europe, with responsibility for developing IBM's relationships with Venture Capital firms. Previously she led the ISV & Developer Relations (IDR) unit in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey where she was responsible for business development with ISVs.
Ann was part of the team that founded the Global Technology Unit (GTU) in 2001. The GTU was founded as a corporate growth and win-back initiative to drive new business for IBM with the Israeli high-tech market. While a member of the GTU she was responsible for the strategy and integration with IDR. Prior to this (1997-2001) she held a variety of roles in IBM's Business Consulting, and General Business units. She joined IBM Israel in 1997 following an IT career in the United States.