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Jesus Mantas

Senior Managing Partner

IBM Services

New York, NY, USA

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Jesus Mantas’ Biography

Jesus Mantas is Sr. Managing Partner of IBM Services, the professional services arm of IBM. IBM Services is built upon the ideas of reimagination and reinvention, guiding clients through disruptions in the business landscape by helping them design, build, and run businesses using advanced technology. After IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat in 2019, Jesus led collaborative efforts in developing new services and tools that help clients with rapid, secure application modernization.

Jesus has been with IBM since 2002 and previously held leadership roles in IBM Business Consulting and IBM Global Process Services divisions. Over the course of his more than 35 year career, he has become a global leader in AI and cloud technology and is often invited to speak at global conferences and in interviews with leading business and scientific programs and publications.

He served on the Global AI Council of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, sharing his expertise on emerging trends in AI technology. He was invited to be part of a Bloomberg panel titled “The Year Ahead: Redefining Corporate Responsibility” at Davos 2020 and was featured in an SHPE interview on the first ever Hispanic Delegation at the WEF.

In addition to his executive roles at IBM, Jesus chairs the IBM Hispanic Diversity Council and is a member of the IBM Services Executive Board, GBS Global Executive Board and IBM Chairman’s Acceleration Team. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Biogen, a world leader in neuroscience therapies, and has been honored on the list of Top 100 Hispanic Executives in Technology and Top 25 Global Consulting leaders by Consulting magazine.

Jesus has a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering and a Business degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. He also served as an officer in the Spanish Air Force.

Jesus Mantas’ Newsfeed

PR Newswire
IBM Consumer Study Points to Potential Recovery of Retail and Travel Industries, as Consumers ...

...Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. "Habits formed during the COVID-19 pandemic have raised consumers' expectations of digital engagement, especially in service industries like retail, travel & transportation," said Jesus Mantas, senior managing partner, IBM Global Business Services. "As we anticipate the 'post-COVID-19 pandemic normal,' businesses should accelerate their digital evolution with AI and Cloud based solutions to help remain competitive. Investing in hybrid physical and digital experiences can help provide a more personalized experience."

PR Newswire
HITEC Announces New Board Members

HITEC, the premier global executive leadership organization of Hispanic senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in technology, today announced the addition of three new Hispanic technology leaders to their board of directors: Jesus Mantas, Senior Managing Partner, IBM Services; Jonathan Echeverria, Managing Director - Technology Infrastructure, Bank of America; Yamila Harris, Global Head of IT Service Delivery, Munich Re.

 

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Jesus Mantas’ Background

IBM Services
Senior Managing Partner
Jan 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
IBM Services is a leader in the Information Technology and Services industry dedicated to working with clients to design effective solutions for a range of technology and design needs.
IBM Services
Managing Partner & General Manager, IBM Business Consulting
Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
New York, NY, USA
As Managing Partner and GM, Jesus was responsible for Cognitive, Analytics, Cloud Business Solutions, Enterprise Applications, Alliances and Global Process Services in IBM Global Business Services.
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Jesus Mantas’ Gallery

Current Board Positions

HITEC
Board of Directors
Jan 2021 - Present
Chicago, IL, USA
HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in technology. HITEC’s premiere network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and technology centric world.
Biogen
Board of Directors
Jun 2019 - Present
Cambridge, MA, USA
Biogen are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops & delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological & neurodegenerative diseases as well as related therapeutic adjacencies.

Media

TWIN Tech 2020
Speaker
Nov 2020
In this discussion for TWIN Tech 2020, Jesus Mantas shares some of his life experiences and how they have helped him through difficult times and how they shape his views on work and leadership.
What makes a great leader?
Opening Discussion
Sep 2020
Jesus Mantas, Senior Managing Partner at IBM Services, offers his ideas on leadership for the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Accreditation

IBM
IBM AI Skills Academy Coach
New York, NY, USA
This title is awarded to those who complete over 10 hours of coaching work with the IBM AI Skills Academy.

Publications

Untapped Potential: The Hispanic Talent Advantage
Co-author
Dec 2020
New York, NY, USA
Untapped Potential builds upon research done by the IBM Institute for Business Value that confirms that professional advancement opportunities play a significant role in helping senior Hispanic executives achieve their success. The report also identifies key challenges facing the Hispanic community and also also presents an Action Plan that organizations can implement and follow.
"Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power"
Contributing Writer
Nov 2020
New York, NY, USA
"Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power" showcases more than 90 stories with diverse backgrounds, experiences, challenges, and ongoing contributions being made by this strong and resilient community in the U.S.
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Awards & Endorsements

HITEC Top 100
Honoree | 2019 & 2020
New York, NY, USA
The HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) 100 is comprised of the 100 most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the technology industry.
HENAAC Award logo HENAAC Award logo
HENAAC Award
Executive Excellence Award
2017
New York, NY, USA
Individuals who are honored with the Executive Excellence Award are upper-level executives who have the responsibilities of a large department and budget. Honorees have twenty or more years of experience in STEM.
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Specialist Courses

IBM
The IBM Way
New York, NY, USA
The IBM Way is the IBM Services way of thinking and acting. It’s focused on embedding innovation, consistency and quality in everything we do, and it’s how we seek to redefine and differentiate IBM Services for the Cognitive Era.
IBM
Enterprise Design Thinking
New York, NY, USA
Enterprise Design Thinking is IBM's approach to applying design thinking at the speed and scale a modern enterprise demands. It helps our teams not only form intent, but deliver outcomes - outcomes that advance the state of the art and improve the lives of the people they serve.

Speaking Engagements

IBM Insights: Closing the Hispanic Leadership Gap
Featured Speaker | Hispanic Leadership Summit
Dec 2020
Drawing on findings from the world’s largest Hispanic Jam session (over 1000 participants) and new IBM IBV research of US Hispanics, Jesus Mantas shares a preview today of why mentoring is not sufficient, “why one size does not fit all”, and the “Gap within the Gap”. We have more work to do together, he says, to enable and empower future Hispanic Leadership.
HITECH Fall Leadership Summit
Host
Nov 2020
Jesus Mantas, Senior Managing Partner, IBM Services, hosted a Fireside Chat with IBM President, Jim Whitehurst, who discussed his career spanning from consulting to running an established innovative company. The conversation also touched on key leadership skills he developed while working at companies like Red Hat and Delta and what he believes drives culture in the workforce.
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Charitable Interests

PowHERful Foundation
Mentor
2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The PowHERful Foundation provide financial assistance, mentorship, and support to help young women achieve their fullest potential. It provides young women with a bridge between obstacles and opportunity, giving them the experiences, education, and resources needed to overcome unexpected barriers to success.

Jesus Mantas’ Education

Harvard Business School
Corporate Governance
2019 - 2020
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Post-degree studies, Business Administration
1991 - 1994
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