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Beth Smith
GM, Analytic Platform, IBM

Beth Smith is General Manager of IBM’s Analytic Platform, responsible for IBM's world-class platform for data and analytics, leveraging structured and unstructured information, at all levels of scale and flexibility. This next-generation platform includes Analytics, Hadoop, Spark, Stream Computing, Databases, Warehouse, Content Management, Information Integration, Master Data Management and Governance.

Prior to her current position she was General Manager of IBM’s Information Management division, Vice President of Business Analytics Products and Solutions, Vice President of WebSphere and Vice President of Business Development for WebSphere where she led the division’s worldwide mergers, acquisitions and business partner initiatives and programs.

Beth joined IBM in 1987 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a BS in Computer Science and, in 2000, Beth received the Tribute to Women in Industry award from the YWCA of Silicon Valley.

It's time to invite data scientists to the board room

February 20, 2015 | by Beth Smith, GM, Analytic Platform, IBM
The key to uncovering deeper insights is the ability to include more people, with varying diverse backgrounds, to work with data the way they want to.

Make data work—Know more, faster

November 5, 2014 | by Beth Smith, GM, Analytic Platform, IBM
All the data in the world isn't helpful unless you put it to use. Employees spend countless hours just pulling data together and making sense of it. We set out to close the data divide between those that are able to put data to work, and those that aren’t. Our cloud-born data services provide data...