Brigid McDermott

Vice President, IBM Food Trust, IBM

Brigid McDermott started her career with IBM in 2006. Currently, Ms. McDermott is the Vice President of IBM Food Trust. In this role, Ms. McDermott is responsible for the global development and deployment of IBM’s blockchain based food safety solution. Formerly, Ms. McDermott was Vice President of Corporate Strategy where she was responsible for defining the IBM strategic vision and execution plans for selected services and solutions – including leading the team to define IBM’s blockchain strategy. Before that she held various roles across IBM including on the IBM sales team for the Citigroup account where as Vice President Global Sales Citigroup, she was responsible for leading the IBM sales team for Citigroup in selling IBM’s complete product line. Ms. McDermott holds a Masters of Business from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. She is fluent in Japanese and conversational in Spanish and French.

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