Julie Severance currently leads analytics strategy and business development planning activities for the IBM Analytics Strategy & Initiatives Office. Julie has a long history of demonstrated experience specifically in the data, business intelligence and analytics space, working with a multitude of Fortune 100-500 companies in various industries and countries throughout her career. As a senior leader and executive consultant, Julie has a a passion for helping others leverage their organizational and technology assets to drive innovation and improve performance. Her recent projects include working with the internal IBM business transformation teams and executive stakeholders to build and deliver a multimillion-dollar Big Data and analytics cloud offering, as well as partnering with core IBM business members in areas such as finance and supply chain. As a change agent, Julie collaborates and guides teams on organizing for success by educating and using analytics maturity ‘AQ’ and analytics centers of excellence ‘ACE’ frameworks and best practices to drive culture change, evolve organization skills, and raise awareness which ultimately ensures the successful adoption of data and analytics investments.