Forward thinkers


Annette Hicks
Health Industry Leader
IBM Australia and New Zealand

Annette is the Health Industry Leader for IBM Australia and New Zealand. Her experience in working in both the healthcare and IT industries has made her appreciative of the value of information technology and innovation in the healthcare industry. She has had varied experience in the areas of strategy, business development, solution development and sales, service delivery, product management and education. She has been with IBM since 2008 focused on driving IBM healthcare solutions across the A/NZ region. Annette also has experience as a healthcare professional, both in clinical and administrative settings; as a registered nurse, operating theatre manager, infection control clinical specialist, and health administrator. ...Read more


Klaus Boehncke
Lead Healthcare Partner
IBM Global Business Services Australia and New Zealand

Klaus has experience with strategy development in many industries including healthcare, insurance, telecommunications and financial services. In the last ten years he has focused exclusively on healthcare and is currently Lead Partner for healthcare consulting with IBM Global Business Services in Australia and New Zealand. Klaus’ experience spans from assisting small highly innovative start-ups to helping large scale national Public and Private Sector Healthcare payers across multiple regions on their business and technology vision and implementation programs....Read more


Kerrin Howard
Watson Health Executive
IBM Asia Pacific

Kerrin is the regional health economics lead for Watson Health cognitive solutions, developing solutions that advance medical innovation toward precision medicine. This includes a full suite of solutions for oncology, genomics, discovery, clinical trials matching, natural language processing, and pharmaceutical tools, as well as operational tools such as analytical electronic medical records. Her insights build on her experience in finance, economics, top-down/bottom-up identification and achievement of efficiency gains, and business strategy and transformation. She works with local and national governments, NGOs and private health care providers. ...Read more


Richard Gray
Healthcare Industry Leader
Mobile Solutions
IBM Australia and New Zealand

Richard is the Healthcare Industry Leader for Mobile Solutions for Australia and New Zealand and also works with a number of large organisations in other industries. He works with clients to identify opportunities to transform the way work is done through mobile and to simplify mobile projects. Through IBM’s Interactive Experience Studios and the strategic alliance with Apple, Richard’s team focuses on user experience as the driver for compelling Mobile Apps. Richard has over 25 years experience across a wide range of industries and focuses on business value and outcomes rather than technology. ...Read more


Grant Smith
Business Executive, Storage Solutions
IBM Australia and New Zealand

Grant Smith has recently returned to IBM, and now leads IBM’s Storage business for Australia and NZ. His team works with organisations to help them manage the growth of data and achieve greater organisational efficiency whilst at the same time, reducing operational costs. Grant’s extensive experience in the IT industry, working with clients across a number of industries, including Healthcare, ensures that he can provide clients with the strategies and support they need to develop their data centre and Cloud strategies, and systems management practices. ...Read more