The IBM Industry Academy is a vibrant community through which IBM's most eminent and innovative industry visionaries can shape global industry agendas, capitalize on multi-industry collaboration to be essential partners to our clients, and cultivate future industry leaders.

Our 158 members in 20 countries are committed to enriching the client experience through the pursuit of industry eminence as individuals and as a group, and championing industry insight in the development of our people, solutions and strategy.

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Industries that we serve include: Automotive/Aerospace & Defense, Banking & Financial Markets, Chemicals & Petroleum, Consumer, Electronics, Energy & Utilities, Government, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Insurance, Industrial Products, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, and Travel & Transportation.

Executive Sponsors

Bridget van Kralingen

Senior Vice President, Industry Platforms

John Kelly

Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions & Research

Erich Clementi

SVP, Global Integrated Accounts & Chairman IBM Europe

Mark Foster

Senior Vice President, Global Business Services

Industry Academy President

Shanker Ramamurthy

General Manager, Strategy & Market Development, Industry Platforms

Advisory Board Members

Sarah Diamond 
General Managing Director, Banking & Financial Markets, Industry Platforms

Deborah Disanzo 
General Manager, Watson Health

Harriet Green 
General Manager, Watson IoT, Customer Engagement & Education

Michael Karasick 
VP Global Labs, Research

Dave Miller 
Integrated Account Managing Director, Honda, Global Markets

Mahmoud Naghshineh 
General Manager, Offerings & Solutions, GBS

Vanitha Narayanan 
Integrated Account Managing Director, Verizon, Global Markets

Alistair Rennie 
General Manager, OM & Engineering, Industry Platforms

Michael Valocchi 
General Manager, GBS Client Centricity

Hear from a few of our members

Government Global Industry GM, Julia Glidden, and Industry Academy members Anthony Behan, Dee McGrath and Matthieu van Bilsen speak with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget about the forces transforming every industry.

Surprising avenues to exceptional experiences

When disruption is constant, nothing is a given. IBM industry experts discuss the surprising ways cognitive helps companies adapt quickly, with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.

Design thinking and cognitive


Thoughtful design changes everyone’s outlook. IBM industry experts discuss the impact cognitive has on forward-looking business, with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.

Customer expectations meet cognitive systems

Building an unbeatable customer experience is the biggest challenge facing businesses today. IBM industry experts discuss the role of cognitive in the age of the customer, with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.