IBM, Judy Smolski, Vice President, Midmarket, IBM North America
IBM has two outstanding executives for this year's list, and given the size and scope of IBM, we're honoring both individuals. Judy Smolski (pictured left) and Amy Lewis (right), both focus on addressing the needs of IBM's midmarket customers and growing that customer base. Smolski, responsible for North America midmarket hardware, software and services sales, has never wavered from her assertion that midmarket clients need the same capabilities and support as IBM's largest customers. Her passion and commitment for midmarket companies is clear, as for more than 39 years she has dedicated her career to advocating for their requirements. Lewis, who leads worldwide midmarket business analytics, is responsible for developing and executing a go-to-market model that successfully supports midmarket business analytics hyper-growth. Known for her knowledge and expertise in the business analytics portfolio, she has established herself as a consistent voice of the midmarket for IBM and is a key driver for the midmarket across several divisions.