VP, Data, AI and Automation
Sales Leader, IBM EMEA
Patricia Neumann has been Data, AI and Automation in EMEA Sales Leader since October 2021. Prior to this role, she was General Manager of IBM Austria from 2017 until 2021. After an international corporate career spanning more than 10 years, which took her to London, Milan and Germany, among other places, Neumann, who grew up in Vienna, returned to her native Austria as General Manager to further advance the topic of digitization in the cognitive age. Prior to that she was Vice President for IBM Systems Hardware Sales and also VP of Sales for General Business in the DACH region. She gained broad international experience as Sales Director for Financial Services at IBM CEMA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). Her responsibilities included developing services and solutions further, with a focus on the Russian, Polish, Czech and Hungarian markets.
Patricia Neumann began her career parallel to her studies in 1995 at IBM Global Financing in Vienna. She very soon took on management responsibility, among other things as Head of IBM Global Financing Austria, before moving into sales.
On a personal level, she is particularly interested in the topic of diversity and women in technical professions. She holds an MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business, with a focus on International Marketing and Export Financing.
– President of the Internet Offensive Austria board
– Head of the Supervisory Board of IBM Austria
– Board of Trustees of AmCham, Austria