Maria Tafuri

Maria Tafuri

IBM Tivoli Software

How to Turn Coin Operated
In-curious Learners and Eager Crowdsoursers

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Maria (“Mary”) Tafuri, VP, Chief Sales Enablement Officer -IBM Cloud & Cognitive
Transformation catalyst — People Grower — Astute Strategist — INTRApreurship promoter

Global leader for the enablement and readiness of IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software Go-to-Market all routes, an over $20B business. Responsible for implementing digitalization of the entire sales enablement life cycle, including cognitive solutions for a personalized learning management system and gamification to drive engagement and secure the best content via crowdsourcing; Infusing data analytics to track and correlate skills with sellers’ productivity.

Previous to this role, Mary led a global team of experienced highly technical client facing architects and developers, responsible for defining and driving implementations of innovative industry use cases to deliver digital transformation. She has also led strategy and transformation as part of Developers Ecosystem Group in IBM, empowering developers across the globe with the best technology and skills to make their jobs quicker and easier. And she had leadership responsibility for the
43 IBM Innovation Centers around the world. She has extensive experience in the areas of customer and product support, strategy planning, and business initiatives, which included leading a $25M P&L line of business. Mary joined IBM Italy in 1996. She relocated to the US to join IBM Tivoli in 2007. Mary currently resides in North Raleigh with her husband and two Children.