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Meet Kristina, Service Area Manager, Information On Demand


"The benefits of working at GBS are manifold — from its global reputation to diverse opportunities. IBM is unique because of 'its vision and ability to empower IBMers to be innovative'."

Putting Skills to Work
Kristina has a background working for Big 6 and Big 5 management consulting firms in the area of Information Technology with an emphasis on Business Intelligence. Her first job role for GBS was for a Public Sector client responsible for providing information security thought leadership to a global enterprise.

One of the things that Kristina says is different about GBS solutions compared to others in the market is that "IBM has intimate, on-the-ground knowledge of the client's operations as well as strong relationships across the related community." Kristina also believes that IBM GBS "builds on the prowess and resources of both a leading technology firm and former Big 5 consulting professionals."

Part of a Larger Community
Kristina takes advantage of being a member of IBM networks and communities to "make new connections and maintain those of IBM alumni." She also feels that her "Blue Page Managers and Service Area Leader have been instrumental in allowing me to broaden my skill sets..."

Personal Satisfaction
"The variety of people, their sincere interest in creativity and innovation, and desire to help clients excel as market leaders" is one of the things that Kristina most enjoys about working at IBM.

Kristina also looks for enjoyment and satisfaction by taking advantage of the Work Life activities, such as the Wellness for Life program. She says "It helps me set a target, stay on schedule and meet my fitness goals all with the added bonus of a rebate." This also fits in with Kristina's love of outdoor pursuits, such as running (she has completed the Marine Corps Marathon twice), cycling, and tri/du-athlons.