Manager, Global PLM Strategy, IBM
Kurt Kovacic is a veteran IBMer with over 20 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer, systems engineer and international marketing manager. He has held several positions in IBM's sales & distribution division primarily focused in the manufacturing and process industries.
Currently, Kurt leads a team of strategy and research professionals who develop IBM PLM solutions business, competitive and technical strategies. The team is also responsible for aligning the PLM business with IBM Corporation and its various related business units. Prior to this, Kurt was a manager of industry research and market management, where he led projects to help identify and introduce new businesses and solutions to the market. Kurt joined IBM in 1984 as a semiconductor process engineer, supporting the manufacturing of the logic chips that were used in the IBM mainframe processors.
Kurt holds an MBA in International Business from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and a B.S. Chemical Engineering from University of Massachusetts. He currently resides in the Chicago area.