Barry Powers

Barry Powers leads IBM Software Group’s Cognitive Insurance Industry Solutions team for North America. His team of industry consultants are responsible for working with senior, line of business executives in all major insurance companies.� The team’s focus is in understanding customers strategic initiatives and applying IBM’s software and services capabilities. The Solutions team was responsible for IBM’ Cognitive vertical industry strategy in Insurance and drove both organic and inorganic growth in IBM’s evolution from technology to vertical development and acquisition. He and his team led the development of the IBM Blueprints for vertical solutions development across all brands.� Barry Powers has 29 years of experience in Financial Services and Insurance.� Prior to joining IBM, Barry Powers worked with leading insurance software and services companies including CSC and CGI� In addition to managing sales executives and complex sales processes for these companies, Barry Powers helped develop new solution offerings including the Insurance industry’s first widely used product configuration tool, rating engine, electronic commerce application.