Hailing from dozens of countries and myriad industries, the IBM Industry Academy is a vibrant community of IBM's preeminent industry leaders working within and across industry with the end goal of shaping solutions that help our clients thrive. 

While all of our members hold “day jobs” as leaders within their respective fields, they apply to join the academy out of a deep passion for and commitment to driving change within their industries. The IBM Industry Academy provides these leaders with the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with other experts within their own industries as well as with experts across an array of other industries. This intra and cross industry engagement generates some of our most creative, cutting-edge work.

Member Profiles

Industry Academy members are leaders in their respective fields.  We’d like to introduce you to a few of our members.

Thought Leadership

Globalization. Climate change. Gender parity. The aging workforce. Data tsunamis. New business models focused on the "platform economy.” The cognitive enterprise. As IBM’s foremost thought leaders, our members ideate with clients - and with one another - on ways in which to address society’s most pressing issues. 

Industries that we serve

From banking to retail to telecommunications to government, our experts represent a range of industries.

Discover how IBM’s people - and our breakthrough technologies, are transforming industries with smarter ways to do business, new growth opportunities and strategies to compete and win.

Aerospace & defense


Banking & financial markets





Energy & utilities




Life sciences


Metals & mining

Oil & gas

Retail & consumer products

Telecommunications, media & entertainment

Travel & transportation