Michelle Rudnicki is vice president of Industry Solutions, IBM North America Public Sector. In this role she and her team work with Public Sector clients to transform the way that they interact with their clients, citizens, and patients; progressing their digital services through the use of technology such as analytics, cognitive computing, mobile, and cloud. Prior to this role she was the VP for Cloud Computing for IBM Federal and IBM North America helping clients during the early adoption of cloud. She has also held roles as the VP of IBM Federal Smarter Planet Initiatives where she worked across IBM’s US Federal organization creating solutions in the areas of cloud, analytics, security, Smarter Cities and sustainability. She and her team leveraged IBM’s experience in these complex problem areas and applied it to the unique challenges of the Federal environment. Ms. Rudnicki has a deep background in implementing technology solutions having held sales leadership positions as the VP of Systems Technology Sales for IBM Federal and other roles within IBM’s Systems Technology Group. Ms. Rudnicki serves on the board of YSA and co-chairs the Parents Committee for the Division of Student Affairs for Virginia Tech. Ms. Rudnicki holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester.