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Jesus Mantas

IBM Global Business Services

New York, NY, USA

Chief Strategy Office & Managing Partner

IBM Global Business Services

Jesus Mantas


Jesus Mantas is the global leader of Strategy, Offerings, Technology Assets and M&A for IBM Global Business Services (GBS), a $17B unit of IBM. He is responsible for driving innovation and embedding Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud, Quantum computing and Data Science in GBS offerings and services to create exponential value for clients.

Jesus is a member of GBS' Global Operating and Global Executive Teams, IBM chairman’s acceleration team and co-chairs the IBM Hispanic diversity council. He is passionate about technology, leadership development, diversity, inclusion and developing learning agility for his teams. He has co-funded two AI startups and acts as mentor to a number of entrepreneurs.

Jesus has held IBM various P&L leadership positions during the last 10 years. As the global leader of GBS Business Consulting, he returned it to growth by simplifying and realigning practices towards as the world’s largest cognitive consulting practice. He lived in Sao Paulo for 4 years and led IBM Latin America Global Business services through 17 quarters of consecutive growth. He led Global Business Services for the Enterprise Sector in North America, and he was one of the key visionaries behind enterprise mobility and Smarter Planet solutions at IBM.

Jesus joined IBM from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a partner in the High Technology Practice, and a lecturer at the University of California Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business. He has a Master’s degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering, a Business Administration degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and served as an officer in the Air Force of Spain. He earned the “Great Minds in STEM” 2017 Corporate Executive Excellence Award in North America.

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What Drove The AI Renaissance?

"A key to success [in the new era of AI] is to focus on the design of the human-AI interactions as much as in the AI itself," said Jesus Mantas, general manager and managing partner in IBM Global Business Services. “Many AI programs focus primarily on machine learning algorithms and training datasets, but fail to address the most important success factors...

Cognitive supply chains are the future: here's why you need one

“We’re at a unique moment in the evolution of the supply chain where advanced technologies have matured enough to match the proliferation of data. There is a current transition among leading companies where they’re aggressively reinventing from the inside out,” explains Jesus Mantas, managing partner for global strategy at IBM Global Business Services.

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Jesus Mantas’ Background

Chief Strategy Office & Managing Partner
Jan 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jesus is Chief Strategy Office & Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services.
Managing Partner & General Manager, IBM Business Consulting
Jan 2016 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jesus Mantas is the Managing Partner and General Manager of IBM Business Consulting. He is responsible for Digital, Cognitive, Analytics, Cloud Business Solutions, Enterprise Applications, Alliances & Global Process Services in IBM Global Business Services.
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Jesus Mantas’ Education

Business Administration
1991 - 1994
MA, Telecommunications & Software Engineering
1986 - 1992