Member profiles

Swati Bhide

Blockchain Leader, Global Business Services

Banking & Financial Markets (India)

Swati is the blockchain leader for all of IBM's innovation centers. Over the past three years, she has executed close to 120 blockchain engagements, many focused on digital transformation in the banking space. Swati is a prominent and sought-after blockchain speaker. 

With decades of experience, she has led multiple consulting engagements in a number of areas including banking, payments and trade finance. Her client base includes Barclays, Citibank, Lloyds, Westpac, DBS, UBP and a number of other financial institutions around the world. 

Creating value by combining business with technology has been her strength. Her passion to incubate new areas from ground zero drives her to keep innovating.

Michaël Miramond

Vice President, Head of Global Business Development, Global Consumer Industry, IBM Industry Platforms

Retail & Consumer (France)

In over twenty years at IBM, Michaël has developed a deep knowledge of digital challenges within the consumer industry.  With a focus on luxury fashion brands, Michaël has shared his expertise with clients including LVMH group (Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Kenzo, Givenchy, Dior), Kering Group (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Boucheron) and L'Oréal.  He leads business development efforts for the global consumer industry, focusing on large and complex transformational deals.

Dr. Shue-Jane L. Thompson

Vice President & Partner, Security Strategy & Growth, Global Business Services

Government/Global (United States)

Shue-Jane leads GBS Cybersecurity Strategy and Growth, partnering with Security Business Unit and overseeing Security Services across 170+ countries worldwide.  She has 30+ years of technology and business management experience, including winning and managing many large-scale IT, cyber, cloud and mission-operation programs for both public and private sectors. Shue-Jane has been recognized with a number of awards including 2013 “Executive of the Year” from the Asian American Engineer of the Year Program; the 2009 “Paul C. T. Liu Distinguished Alumni” Award from Hawaii Pacific University; the 2006 “Most Outstanding Business Developer” Award from Northrop Grumman; and the 2004 “Most Innovative Knowledge Management Implementation” from the US eGov.

Anthony Behan

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Data & AI Expert Labs and Learning

Telecommunication, Media & Entertainment (Ireland)

Anthony has spent twenty years in technology and consulting businesses, starting in massive real-time transaction systems in telecommunications billing, through BI, analytics, big data, IoT, Blockchain, and most recently privacy solutions for the enterprise. With a background in law, politics and computer science, his interests combine technology and public policy, including privacy, security, identity and the social impacts of AI and ubiquitous intelligent automation. He speaks at conferences around the world covering subjects as diverse as the future of work, the city as technology, and theologies of technology, and did a TEDx talk on Building Empathetic Machines in 2018. Anthony has executive responsibility for Strategic Partnerships in Data & AI Expert Labs and Learning.