As an executive at IBM, Kathleen Grave spends her time making a meaningful impact, increasing client success in partnership with IBM, transforming industries and delivering cognitive solutions to global clients. Kathleen's leadership roles have been in IBM's most strategic growth businesses including Cognitive Computing, Cloud, and Analytics, where her focus has been to define global strategies and mobilize new channels and ecosystems to market.
Kathleen recently moved to join the leadership team as Global Director, Channels at The Weather Company, an IBM company. In an earlier role, she established the first IBM Watson Strategic Alliances as the first IBM Worldwide Sales Leader for Watson. Kathleen identifies new business opportunities and forges strategic alliances under IBM's smarter planet initiatives.
Kathleen has served as a board advisor to several start-ups. She is a passionate supporter of California innovations, emerging technology initiatives and sustainability best practices and dedicates her time developing business opportunities for California commerce in Europe and Asia as co-founder and president of EI Consulting Group.
She is professor of strategy at Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management and is a 2016 doctoral candidate at University of Liverpool, UK. Her dissertation research focus is integrated Smart Cities.