Brigid McDermott is a Vice President of IBM Food Trust, Blockchain Business Development & Ecosystem at IBM. She is responsible for driving the growth of Blockchain for IBM, including leading partnerships, alliances, acquisitions, and ecosystem development.
Brigid started at IBM in 2006 and currently resides in the Greater New York City Area.
Brigid begin her career in 1990 as a Software engineer at NEC Corporation. From 1992 to 1995, she was a Software engineer at Motorola. From 1997 to 1999, Brigid served as an Associate at McKinsey & Company. From 1999-2000, she worked as a Director of Product Marketing at Pivia. From 2000 to 2001, she was a Director of business development at AppStream.
From 2001 to 2002, Brigid was a Principal at BEM Consulting. In 2002, she joined RSA Security as a Senior Account Manager. She quit the company in 2003, and in 2004 became a Director of Strategic Marketing at Honeywell. In 2006, Brigid joined IBM.
Currently, Brigid is a Vice President at IBM. She serves as vice president of IBM Food Trust, where she works with the world’s largest retailers and food companies helping them apply blockchain technology for food safety. Before this, she served as vice president of blockchain business development and ecosystems, responsible for developing and managing ecosystem and partner relationships around IBM’s innovation in blockchain. Formerly, she served as vice president of corporate strategy, responsible for defining IBM’s strategic vision and execution plans for services and solutions. She is also an Advisory Board Member at Oxford Valuation Partners.
Brigid holds an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University.
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