Marisa is a Vice President at IBM, leading Strategy and Solutions for the Global Telecommunications, M&E Industry. She is responsible for creating a portfolio of solutions to address the needs of clients as it relates to digital transformation, networks, optimizing core business functions, and creating new services. In her position, she is spearheading IBM strategy for Telco Network Cloud – including 5G and Edge, while developing the partner ecosystem.
Marisa began her career at IBM as a member of the Thomas J Watson Research Center, followed by entrepreneur roles in envisioning the future with solutions that used mobile technologies, unified communications and emerging devices. Marisa also led IBM Security Services, a market leader organization that delivers IT security and Risk Management for business and government organizations. Among her responsibilities, she led the Security Operations Centers, a global competency operating critical IT infrastructure for thousands of customers around the globe.
She is a member of the IBM Industry Academy, the LFN Governing Board, ACM, and leads various programs for the advancement of women and Hispanics in technology within IBM, the industry and the academia. She was recognized as HITEC Top 100, the most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the IT Industry, in 2018 and 2019.