Ruth Taylor is a business leader, technologist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience building technology businesses. She held senior business leadership roles at IBM ranging from go to market, product management, business strategy, product development, product marketing and programming. Ruth’s role in mergers and acquisitions led to the successful acquisition and integration of numerous IBM acquisitions. She was a venture capitalist investor with Southeast Interactive Technologies. Ruth serves on Advisory Boards of young companies in the areas of Kubernetes, Cloud and IoT. She is an officer of several Boards of Directors, including for industry and diverse community groups. Ruth has an MBA from University of North Carolina; Master’s of Engineering; Batchelor of Mathematics and Batchelor of Environmental Design degrees.