George Thomas is a thought leader and adviser to public and private sector organizations with extensive experience in helping them develop sound and successful strategies in business transformation and enterprise applications. Over eighteen years, George has held a variety of Sales and Consulting leadership roles. George currently serves as Global Director of Strategy & Market Development for IBM’s Government Industry vertical. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and execution of emerging solutions such as cognitive computing to assist Public Sector organizations in delivering improved services to their citizens.
From 2012 to 2014 he served as the Director of Smarter Cities for IBM Greater China, based in Beijing, PRC; and from 2010 to 2012, he served as the Global Director for Smarter Cities Sales Strategy & Execution, based in Washington DC. Prior roles have included US Sales Director responsible for IBM’s services portfolio in State & Local Government, Education & Public Healthcare segment and Partner responsible for IBM’s US SAP State, Local and Education Practice. George has successfully delivered several complex, mission-critical transformation consulting engagements in the Public Sector which include innovative and breakthrough projects in technology, process and people transformation. Prior to joining IBM in 2000, George held senior positions with the management, business consulting and engineering practices of PSINet; Metamor; and Mott MacDonald respectively. In these roles, he was involved in global multi-million dollar engagements covering complex implementations in finance, human resources, supply chain, reengineering, process improvement, and core engineering projects.
George holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. George is a regular speaker at professional organizations and industry conferences including TEDx, World Bank and United Nations.