Katharyn White joined T-Systems as Senior Vice President and CMO to transform the organization, function and clients to succeed in an increasingly systems dependent and interconnected world. Katharyn brings to this role a passion for positive change, and over twenty five years of sales, marketing and consulting experience.
Katharyn was previously Senior Vice President of MITRE’s Public Sector portfolio, and prior to that, IBM’s global consulting transformation leader, both of which required her leadership to deliver a differentiated and impactful client and citizen experience. She delivered this impact leveraging her previous experience as sales leader of IBM’s Apple partnership to redefine enterprise mobility. This blend of IBM analytics and Apple’s user experience defined a new class of enterprise mobility which empowered employees. She returned from an assignment in Kenya, as Managing Partner, Central, East, West Africa, for IBM Global Business Services. She was previously CMO, IBM Global Business Services where she applied analytics to refine the marketing mix, led the Business Analytics and Optimization Service Line launch, co-led the SmarterPlanet brand and strategy efforts, and developed a point of view on the future of the marketing profession. Previously, she led marketing and strategy in Europe across IBM’s hardware, software, and services portfolios. As a member of IBM’s global Senior Leadership Team, Katharyn created and led the team’s efforts to enable every IBMer, and support clients, to deliver, and benefit from the Globally Integrated Enterprise.
Katharyn is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University (Mechanical Engineering and Material Science) and holds a Masters in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.