Bridget Karlin



Bridget Karlin

CTO & VP, GTS Technology, Innovation & Automation
IBM Global Technology Services

Bridget Karlin

Bridget Karlin is the Chief Technology Officer and VP of IBM’s Global Technology Services business.  She is responsible for driving the corporate transformation to build and deliver the IBM Services Platform with Watson, the industry’s first Watson-based IT services platform built on the cloud, for next generation infrastructure services, leveraging advanced cognitive technologies and automation that benefit clients and ecosystem partners with increased security, efficiency, flexibility and control for their digital business. She also leads innovation across the entire delivery lifecycle to facilitate the adoption of hybrid clouds, composable services and IT as a Service.  Prior to IBM, Bridget was Managing Director of the Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy and Integrated Products Division at Intel Corporation, responsible for Intel’s IoT Strategy, Platform and Product Portfolio marketing and managing the commercialization of IoT partner-branded offerings, leveraging Intel's silicon, software and services, to enable edge to cloud analytics, digital services and advanced communications. She worked closely with U.S. government policy makers to influence legislation ranging from Industrial IoT to national cyber security, to next generation 5G communications to autonomous driving, advocating that policy keeps pace with technology innovation to enable business, environment and social transformation across a global marketplace. She also served as GM for the Intel Hybrid Cloud business where she built and ran Intel’s first hybrid cloud subscription-based service, expanded delivery with a new, global multi-channel ecosystem and was first to market with purpose-built hybrid cloud packaged offerings.  At Intel, Bridget was also responsible for driving Intel's Data Center software portfolio synergies to deliver more complete customer solutions. Before Intel, Bridget held executive positions as VP of CompuCom Systems, VP of KPN/Getronics, as venture capital investor with Redleaf Ventures, VP of Product Management for Union Bank, and was president and co-founder of Thinque Systems, a pioneer in mobile software deployed in 43 countries.

Bridget currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of CTA/CES (Consumer Technology Association) and on the advisory board of Zynstra, a UK-based hybrid cloud software company. Bridget is a recipient of the 2016 Industrial IoT 5G Innovators award, the Malcolm Baldrige Software Quality award, listed in the top Fast 50 Tech CEO’s, and recipient of the BellSouth Technology Innovator award. 

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