Senior Partner, Security Strategy & Growth, Distinguished Industry Leader
Dr. Thompson is the Vice President and Sr. Partner for Security Strategy and Growth Service Line and a Distinguished Industry Leader at IBM Global Business Services Sector. She oversees cybersecurity solution innovation, integration, services sales and delivery for clients across 170+ countries worldwide.
30+ years of academia, commercial, government and international technology and business management experience including winning and managing many large-scale IT, cyber, cloud and mission-operation programs. Has served in many executive positions including leading Corporate Campaigns, Service Lines, Chief Technology Offices, Lines of Business, Industry Accounts, Business Development, Performance Excellence and Delivery.
A well-recognized eminent professional and an honoree for the IBM Industry Academy, PriSM® Distinguished Professional for the IT Service Management Forum as well as an IEEE Distinguished Visitor for 2005-2010. Former ISO US Delegate for ISO 20000-1 and former Chief Editor for ISO 20000-11 and co-editor for ISO 20000-13. Board of Trustees for Capitol Technology University. Awardee for the 2013 “Executive of the Year” from the Asian American Engineer of the Year Program; the 2009 “Paul C. T. Liu Distinguished Alumni” Award from Hawaii Pacific University; the 2006 “Most Outstanding Business Developer” Award from Northrop Grumman; and the 2004 “Most Innovative Knowledge Management Implementation” from the US eGov.
Two Masters of Science degrees, a Doctoral Degree in Business Management, ABT* Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences and credentials from several Executive Training Programs. Extensive public speaking and 16+ years of college and graduate school lecturing experience. Numerous professional and technical certifications including ISACA CDPSE**, PMI PMP***, ITIL® Expert, ITIL® accredited instructor, Scrum Master, HP OpenView® Developer, NerveCenter® Developer and BMC® Developer.