SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 4-5, 2018

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Imagination AI

BETH SMITH

General Manager, IBM Watson Data & AI, IBM

TRACK KEYNOTE, AI / MACHINE LEARNING

BETH T. SMITH General Manager, IBM Watson Data & AI As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith is responsible for the the overall success of IBM Watson’s data and AI strategy and execution. She leads the engineering and delivery of the Watson technology, the tooling that allow for a seamless data experience, and the global ecosystem of Watson partners and developers. Fueled by scientific innovations born out of IBM’s research and engineering teams, Watson is IBM’s flagship AI system that runs natively on the cloud. More broadly across IBM, Beth contributes to technical and business strategy as a member of several senior leadership teams responsible for shaping key strategic initiatives across the corporation. Beth's passion for technology took root in 1987 with her first role as a programmer in Cary, NC. Over the years, she has held several executive roles in IBM, including prior positions as the GM of IBM's Analytics Platform; GM of IBM’s Information Management; VP of WebSphere; and VP of WebSphere Business Development where she led mergers and acquisitions. Beth holds a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.