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EMExecutive spotlights are in-depth Q&A’s which ExecutiveBiz conducts with numerous chief and top-level executives in GovCon. www.executivebiz.com
The intimate access afforded by these interviews provides insight as to how companies are acquiring new business, what the future holds and the personal side of corporate leaders.
This past week, ExecutiveBiz published a spotlight with an executive from IBM.
ExecutiveBiz spoke with Angela Carrington, who serves as vice president and partner in IBM’s public sector consulting practice as the industry leader  for the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Courts, State and USAID.
In her conversation with ExecutiveBiz, Carrington discusses how building a Smarter Government is possible even in the current budget environment and IBM’s current involvement with multiple integration and implementation projects for financial and procurement systems that can enable a transformative delivery of IT services.
Another interesting topic the executive discussed was the use of IBM’s Watson, which was previously featured on Jeopardy.
“Watson is beginning to be seen on a smaller scale in public sector, for example in the health care area.  The key to Watson is that it’s a solution that can help our clients solve some of the issues and help inform decisions, Watson understands natural language so it can hear a question and formulate responses, breaking down the barrier between people and machines and generating hypotheses and insights that people can use immediately,” she said.
She also talked about what she has focused on during her career at the company.
“Most of my work has been in the financial management area.  I’ve implemented large financial systems at various Federal agencies, using Oracle, SAP and Momentum.  My main area of focus has been financial management COTS packages,” she added.
Check www.executivebiz.com to read this interview and many other spotlights like it.
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