Jay Bellissimo, General Manager, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM

Jay Bellissimo is General Manager, IBM Global Business Services Cognitive Process Transformation, a business that designs and delivers innovative solutions to reimagine the way work gets done. His team delivers defined business outcomes by reinventing business processes through the use of exponential technologies like AI, Automation, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Data and Analytics. The business helps clients create better customer and employee experiences, streamline supply chains and operations, and improve the cost and quality of processes.

Jay is a skilled business leader and change agent who has transformed and run multi-billion-dollar businesses across several industries and consulting businesses. Jay is recognized as a thought leader in business strategy and transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive and Cloud solutions. As a General Manager in the Watson & Cloud Platform business, he initiated the first wave of AI commercialization in key industries, such as industrial, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare, adopted by 36 countries in 5 different languages.

Jay’s prior responsibilities include leading IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) SAP Business, GBS Global/Americas Aerospace and Defense industry leader, GBS Americas Chemicals & Petroleum industry leader, GBS Global and North America Communications Sector leader with responsibilities for Media and Entertainment, Telecommunications, and the Energy and Utilities industries. He also led the GBS Latin America business based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with responsibilities for IBM’s GBS business in 20 countries.

Jay also serves on IBM's Chairman/CEO Performance Team, Acceleration Team and Client Experience Team which focus on IBM's short- and long-term strategies for growth. Prior to joining IBM through the acquisition of PwC Consulting in 2002, Jay was a partner in PwCC's Management Consulting Business. Jay holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College. He serves on the Claremont McKenna College's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Board of Advisors.