Bruno Di Leo is General Manager, IBM Growth Markets, based in Shanghai. His mission is to drive business success in the high growth economies across Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He was formerly General Manager, IBM Northeast Europe, which included United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordic countries, Germany, Switzerland, Austria as well as Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa. Also he held executive positions as General Manager for IBM Global Technology Services in Southwest Europe, General Manager for IBM Latin America and General Manager of IBM Brazil.
In 2001 Mr. Di Leo was named one of Brazil’s most influential executives by InfoExame Magazine. In 2003 he was named International CEO of the Year by Latin Trade. He holds a Business Administration degree from Ricardo Palma University and a postgraduate degree from ESAN University, both in his native Peru and it is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English and Italian.
Welcome to the Decade of Smart
For the first time in history, almost anything can become digitally aware and interconnected. This means the systems and processes that enable physical goods to be developed, manufactured, bought and sold; services delivered; everything from people and money to oil, water and electrons to move; and billions of people to work, govern themselves and live. Smart airports, smart banks, smart roadways, smart cities – with so much technology available at low cost, the list of possibilities is endless.
Increasingly, emerging market enterprises are adopting new business models and solutions to become smarter. Examples range from smarter oil and gas imaging to microfinance to patient care, mobile phone promotions and more. Bruno Di Leo, General Manager, IBM Growth Markets, will explore the benefits companies stand to gain providing they are bold enough to lead in the "Decade of Smart."