Elizebeth Varghese

North American Market Leader, IBM Talent & Transformation Innovation

Elizebeth is recognized as a Global Top 100 HR Influencer. She is IBM’s Global leader for Talent & HR Reinvention Strategy client services. She is also the market leader for five high priority, businesses at IBM North America, and a member of IBM’s Working Team on Good Technology.

Elizebeth is on the Council of Advisors at the SETI Institute where she works to champion research and education in Space Exploration, Astrophysics and Astrobiology. She is also a Finance Committee and Board member at SAYA, a non-profit providing after-school programming, education and college support.

Elizebeth’s work at the intersection of People and Technology reminds her to center humanity at the heart of all endeavor. Elizebeth brings creativity, and a thoughtful, collaborative approach to uncover the best thinking and deploys artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and leading technology to create powerful business, employee and HR experiences.

Currently located in New York, she has lived and worked around the world, and brings extensive experience in executing business strategy through human capital initiatives. She has over twenty years of consulting experience in HR optimization, talent management, and organization effectiveness. Elizebeth facilitates the development of HR strategy and operating models and helps companies determine their HR service delivery approach to support a global workforce by selecting the best mix of HR talent, technology and outsourced solutions. She helps develop HR and workforce analytics, leads investment analysis for the HR function, business case for sourcing options and facilitates HR process redesign and organization restructuring.

Elizebeth enables organizations navigate through changes in global business conditions, by leveraging their talent pool. She helps companies optimize their shared services and off-shore hubs by developing talent management strategies, and supports global transactions by helping integrate or carve-out organization structures and HR operations across the footprint. She also coaches Boards and business leaders to enhance effectiveness and manage their teams.

Elizebeth has MBAs from both, the Columbia Business School, New York and the London Business School, UK. She also has a Masters in Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and a Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai, India.