Session

Making the Digital Era an Inclusive Era

Smarter Business

Ginni Rometty, IBM Executive Chairman, explores the future of education, skills development and the digital workforce in the post-COVID-19 era with musician, businessman, and philanthropist will.i.am, Founder and CEO of I.AM+.

Speakers

Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty

Executive Chairman, IBM

Ginni Rometty is Executive Chairman of IBM. She was previously Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure she made bold changes to reposition IBM for the future, investing in high value segments of the IT market and optimizing the company's portfolio. Under Ginni’s leadership, IBM built out key capabilities in hybrid cloud, security, quantum computing, industry expertise, and data and AI. Ginni also established IBM as the model of responsible stewardship in the digital age. She was the industry's leading voice on technology ethics and data stewardship, working to safely usher new technologies into society. She enabled people of diverse backgrounds and education levels to participate in the digital economy by building talent, skills and opportunity for disadvantaged populations. IBM also achieved record results in diversity and inclusion under Ginni’s leadership. Ginni held a series of leadership positions across IBM and led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.

will.i.am .

Founder and CEO, I.AM+

will.i.am is a creative innovator and tech investor/entrepreneur who has been recognized by seven Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a CLIO Award, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, and an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). As Founder and CEO of I.AM+, he leads a team focused on artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprise, including Omega for Enterprise, an AI voice computing platform built to be conversational, contextual and cross-domainable for B2B and B2C settings. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Advisory Committee and the organization’s Global AI Council. will.i.am and his brands/companies have collaborated with a diverse array of brands including: Accenture, Apple, Atom Bank, Chase, China Everbright New Economy Fund, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Epic Records, Horizon Ventures, IBM, Intel, Lexus, Marvel, Nestle and Pepsi.