Roger Bales leads the IBM Systems Lab Services Worldwide Business Development team of over 130 business development professionals deployed in all major regions worldwide. He has global responsibilities for business and engagement development, seller and business partner development and support and marketing. He is also a practicing Executive Consultant providing business & IT strategic guidance to CIOs. He specializes in driving alignment between line-of-business and IT strategies. The scope of Roger’s advisory services includes industry specific business strategies, IT infrastructure, Operations, Applications, Data Management and Analytics. He is currently working on business-driven digital transformation strategies leveraging Analytics, Cloud and IoT.