Jay Bellissimo is the Global General Manager, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM Global Business Services. He is responsible for designing and delivering innovative solutions that reimagine the way work gets done. He helps to create defined business outcomes by reinventing business processes through the use of exponential technologies like AI, Blockchain, Big Data and Analytics. The Practices he oversees include Watson AI & Data Platform, Advance Analytics, Blockchain, Watson Internet of Things, Watson Health, Talent & Engagement, Process Automation, among others.

Previously, he was the General Manager and Chief Revenue Officer of the Watson & Cloud Platform.  He was responsible for all revenue facing activities, operations and the go-to-market across IBM’s core cognitive and cloud-based technologies, including large transformation engagements, ecosystem/channels, business partners, and major client engagements.   Jay’s mission was to ensure that both Watson & Cloud Platform offerings resonate with customers and the overall market as they significantly grew market share.

Jay has held multiple executive positions, such as 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 IBM’s Global and North America Business Services A&D and Communications sectors, including the Media and Entertainment, Telco, and Energy/Utilities industries; and Leader of IBM’s Global Business Services in Latin America based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Jay joined IBM in 2002 from PwC, holding numerous industry management and practice leadership positions, including industry leadership roles in Chemicals & Petroleum, Industrial Products and Aerospace & Defense. Jay 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.  Jay holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College. Jay serves as a member on Advisory Board of the Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Claremont McKenna College.