Trailblazers in Business
Designed to give students opportunities to network with leaders making an impact in business.
Thank you Sanjay Rishi for sharing your stories and experiences with our students. You are an inspiration.
Vice President and Managing Partner - Global Application Innovation Services at IBM
Sanjay has over 20 years of progressive consulting and industry experience leading large, multifunctional transformation programs. In his current role, Sanjay is responsible for IBM’s global portfolio of application development and integration services that span traditional as well as emerging social, mobile, cloud, and interactive solutions.
Prior to his current role, Sanjay was CIO and Group Vice President – Information Technology and Strategic Planning for Johnson Controls Automotive. This unique combination of the CIO and business strategic planning roles offered him the opportunity to affect sustainable transformational change. In his CIO role, he launched comprehensive multimillion dollar ERP and PLM programs, restructured the organization, and instituted global processes and methods.
His prior roles include Partner – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vice President and Global Automotive Industry Leader –IBM, and Vice President – IBM Global Strategy. In addition to having helped clients transform their organizations, processes, and technologies, Sanjay has also managed complex post merger integration efforts.
Sanjay has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS from Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently pursuing his Doctoral studies in Management and Executive Leadership.
Sanjay is a frequent speaker at industry and technology conferences, and a contributing columnist to business magazines.
This speaker series offers insights from accomplished professionals:
- Business experiences
- Success stories
- Life lessons
- And more
Questions? Contact Duc Abrahamson, Alumni & Student Relations Manager at 248-823-1298.