Jay Bellissimo

Jay Bellissimo is the General Manager of IBM U.S. Public & Federal Market.  He is responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio that spans three industries – Healthcare and Life Sciences (HC&LS); Government and Education; and Defense and Intelligence. His team is focused on assisting clients with their digital and business transformation and Journey to the Cloud efforts, by bringing together IBM’s rich capabilities, R&D, assets and solutions that span the “end-to-end” value chain.

Previously, he was the Global General Manager, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM Global Business Services. He was responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions that reimagine the way work gets done leveraging exponential technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT and Analytics. The Practices he oversaw included Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Cognitive Process Re-engineering, Watson AI & Data Platform, Advanced Analytics, Blockchain and the Internet of Things.

Bellissimo has held multiple executive roles, such as: General Manager and Chief Revenue Officer of the Watson & Cloud Platform, responsible for all revenue facing activities, operations and the go-to-market across IBM’s core cognitive and cloud-based technologies; General Manager, IBM Cognitive & Watson, leading strategy, customer engagement, solutions and sales for IBM’s portfolio of cognitive-based solution technologies across 18 industries; General Manager, Customer Experience for IBM Watson, initiating the first wave of cognitive computing commercialization in key industries – healthcare, industrial, financial services – adopted by 36 countries in 5 different languages; Leader of IBM’s Global SAP Consulting Business, managing the strategy, sales, delivery, and operations; Leader of IBM’s Global Business Services Aerospace & Defense and Communications Sectors, including the Media and Entertainment, Telco, and Energy/Utilities industries; and Leader of IBM’s Global Business Services business for Latin America based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Bellissimo joined IBM in 2002 from PwC, holding numerous industry management and practice leadership positions in Chemicals & Petroleum, Industrial Products and Aerospace & Defense. He is a member of IBM’s Performance Team, Client Experience Team and Acceleration Team which focus on the company’s short- and long-term strategies for growth.  Bellissimo holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College. He serves as a member on Advisory Board of the Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Claremont McKenna College.