Spotlights are biographical in nature and shine the light on the remarkable careers and accomplishments of GCA members

Stephanie Sonnabend | Board Director, Former CEO, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Executive...

Stephanie Sonnabend is a change agent and social entrepreneur who is passionate about making the world a better place. She has demonstrated her visionary ideas and leadership skills in numerous ways.

Beth Smith | GM of Technology for IBM Watson

Beth Smith is GM of Technology for IBM Watson. In this role, Beth leads the R&D team for IBM's cognitive system, IBM Watson. Watson Understands, Reasons, and Learns. Watson understands context and meaning at astonishing speeds and volumes across structured and unstructured data; Watson forms hypotheses, makes considered arguments, and prioritizes recommendations to help humans make better decisions; Watson ingests and accumulates data and insights from every interaction, continuously; Watson is trained, not programmed, by experts; Watson never stops learning.

Joao Perez | SVP Global Sales and Marketing at NCR Corporation

Joao Perez is a high performance, lead-from-the-front software sales executive with extensive international experience. He has proven results over sixteen years in solution selling with the ability to structure and manage large and complex sales teams with a focus on client value creation and partner and influencer ecosystems.

Scott Omelianuk | Multi-Media Executive

Scott Omelianuk is trained as a journalist, motivated by business and excited by technology. His passion is a disruptive, do-it-first approach that generates revenue by connecting consumers with content and services. He's built opportunity for marquee brands across verticals and platforms, including desktop and mobile web, television, print and digital magazines and books, social media and other brand extensions.

Brent Baker | VP of Business Development, Aerospace and Defense at...

In his role at PTC, Inc. Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker Sr. (Retired) is responsible for strategic planning and business development in the worldwide FA&D market vertical with a specific focus on gaining a first-to-market competitive advantage in the adoption of technology and smart, connected enterprise solutions.

Andrea Fiumicelli | Vice President and General Manager, Healthcare and Life...

Andrea Fiumicelli is a business leader in the healthcare and life sciences technology industry with extensive experience creating, building and growing both large and medium-sized organizations. Currently leading a global top 10 healthcare and life sciences business providing integrated technology solutions, innovative software products and agile IT in over 30 countries.

Jan Jackman | Former Vice President, IBM Cloud Services for Enterprise...

Jan Jackman is a results-oriented software and services executive who has helped clients, partners, and IBM accelerate business transformation and leverage new digital strategies for growth. She is an expert in capturing new market opportunities, executing emerging technology and business innovation to achieve profitable growth.

Florence Hudson | SVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2

Florence Hudson is Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2. In this role, she is an innovation catalyst and leader for the research and education community. She develops and leads innovation initiatives focused on the identification and collaborative...

Kim Carver | CEO and Co-Founder of The Leading Network

Denver native Kim Carver is a veteran of the television and broadcasting industry, having successfully launched, grown and managed a myriad of international television networks and sports programming ventures, starting at STAR Television in Hong Kong in 1991. In 1995, she accepted a new role as the program manager for GALAXY Television’s Premier Sports Network in Sydney, Australia, establishing herself as one of the top managers in the sports broadcasting industry while launching several FOX networks under the FOXTEL banner and later taking the reins of Main Event Television as the network’s general manager.

Luis Alvarez | CEO at BT Global Services

Luis Alvarez was appointed CEO of BT Global Services in October 2012. He reports to the CEO of BT Group. Global Services is a global leader in managed networked IT services, serving around 6,500 large corporate and public sector customers in over 170 countries worldwide, including 98 per cent of the FTSE 100 and 82 percent of the Fortune 500. It’s a £6.5bn business.




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