Rolando Franco

Client Technical Leader, Intrapreneur, and Innovator in New York

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As Client Technical Leader, Financial Services Market, at IBM Corporation, I apply my experience and leadership skills helping some of IBM’s largest financial services clients to innovate, transform, and maintain a competitive edge. I was recently appointed to IBM’s Academy of Technology, a society of technical leaders organized to advance the understanding of emerging technologies, develop IBM's global technical community, and engage clients in technical pursuits of common value that help make the world better.

I serve on IBM’s certification board for the IT Architect profession, and engages in various initiatives that help shape the roadmap of IBM products and services. I joined IBM as an IT Specialist in 1997. During my 20-year career at IBM, I have assumed leadership positions of increasing responsibility while working with clients across a variety of industries.

My community involvement includes supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and diversity initiatives while serving as a mentor to startups and to students at IBM's P-TECH school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I also serve on the leadership boards of several schools in the NYC area.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the City University of New York.