Beth Smith

Beth  Smith


GM Watson AI Data




As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith is responsible for the overall success of IBM Watson’s AI strategy and execution. She leads the end-to-end business including the engineering and delivery of the technology, and the global ecosystem of Watson partners and developers. Fueled by scientific innovations born out of IBM’s research and engineering teams, Watson is IBM’s flagship AI system.

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 Product and Engineering; and VP of WebSphere Mergers and Acquisitions.

Beth holds a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.


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