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Beth Smith  

General Manager, IBM Watson AI

As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith is responsible for the overall success of IBM Watson’s data and AI strategy and execution. She leads the worldwide business, the global ecosystem of Watson partners and developers, and the engineering and delivery of the Watson technology along with the tooling that allows for a seamless data experience. 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 Information Management and Analytics Platform; VP of WebSphere; and VP of WebSphere Business Development where she led mergers and acquisitions.


Inside IBM's Edgy, New CES AI Reveal

The new CES 2018 SuperSession featured IBM executives Bridget Karlin, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, GTS Technology, Innovation & Automation; Donna N. Dillenberger, IBM Fellow, Enterprise Solutions; and Beth Smith, General Manager, IBM Watson. Entitled Turning AI into New Ways of Doing Business ...

BMC Announces Cognitive Service Management Solution with AI ...

"The combination of BMC Cognitive Service Management and IBM Watson technology can help enable enterprises to transform their service management capabilities and add value to existing systems," said Beth Smith, general manager, IBM Watson Platform. "This is yet another example of how organizations are ...

CES 2018 Announces New Session Focusing on AI | Business Wire

IBM Executives Bridget Karlin, Donna N. Dillenberger and Beth Smith explain how AI will transform the business world. January 05, 2018 05:23 PM Eastern Standard Time. LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – owner and producer of CES® - today announced a new CES 2018 ...

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