Beth Bell Thursday, March 26, 2015 Realizing Benefits While Transforming Governments and Business - Conflicting Priorities? Of course! There is a delicate balance between achieving long-term transformation goals and delivering business results today. Leveraging IBM's own transformation experience and client engagement examples, Beth Bell will speak to the challenges inherent in multi-year transformation projects while providing ideas and tactics for delivering on both short- and long-term benefits. The discussion will focus on developing a clear vision, engaging stakeholders, maintaining momentum, and delivering value continuously through proven methods and practices This will be a rebroadcast of Beth Bell's November 27th keynote presentation at our Professional Development Week. It will be followed by a live Q&A with Ms. Bell. Unable to view video? Try viewing it on FMI's Youtube Channel In association with IBM Canada Beth Bell - Partner, Government Transformation and Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Business Services Beth Bell leads the Global Service team that brings forward IBM expertise to support the Federal Government of Canada's shared services transformation initiatives. She also works with IBM's Provincial Government teams whose clients are embarking on large transformational initiatives. Her role ensures IBM's global experiences and best practices are applied to clients' environments to help them achieve their business results. Beth has extensive experience in overseeing IBM projects of many sizes, as well as a decade of IBM executive experience in a national capacity. She has led two major public sector client partnerships which have afforded her experience in managing large consulting teams, acting as an executive responsible for achieving the clients' transformation objectives over a multi-year relationship. She also supervised the delivery of the proposed economic development initiatives included in these partnerships. Beth has a rich heritage in IBM's Diversity Community. She was the founder and former-Chair of the IBM Manitoba Women in Technology (WIT) Program which won a Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award and a Conference Board of Canada Partners in Education Award. She is currently the Canadian Executive Sponsor for IBM Persons with Disabilities. Her role is to represent the Persons with Disabilities employee constituency at the senior executive level, bringing their voice and unique perspectives to strengthen efforts to improve the diversity of IBM's talent pipeline and employee base. Beth was also one of 36 global executives selected for the IBM`s inaugural Executive Corporate Services Program. In October 2011, Beth joined five other IBM executives in Chengdu, China to create a plan for the province's capital to become a 'Smarter City'.