Howard Boville

Senior Vice President and Head of IBM Cloud Platform & Technology Lifecycle Services

Howard Boville is Senior Vice President and Head of IBM Cloud Platform & Technology Lifecycle Services where he leads the global cloud business and helps develop market-leading capabilities to drive digital transformation for enterprises, especially in highly regulated industries. With almost 25 years of experience working as a business technologist across sales, marketing, product development, engineering, operations and contracts.

Howard’s team is responsible for architecting and engineering IBM Cloud for Financial Services, a first-of-its-kind cloud designed for the industry to help clients modernize faster by de-risking and accelerating cloud adoption.

In 2021, Howard created the IBM Financial Services Cloud Council to help inform the laws, rules and regulations around compliance and security for cloud technology. This community of security, IT and risk leaders from global banking institutions is leading a focused effort to address and solve for risk and regulatory challenges.

Prior to joining IBM Howard was Chief Technology Officer for Bank of America, responsible for the company’s infrastructure strategy across its eight lines of business. During his eight years at the bank, he led the transformation of its infrastructure, delivering one of the largest internal private clouds, which underpinned Bank of America's digital transformation and growth strategy.

Howard joined Bank of America in August 2012 from British Telecom, where he served in its Global Services Division. During his time there he led global sales, marketing and product development teams across multiple market verticals.

He currently serves on the board of Entrust, a global leader in trusted identities, payments and data protection. He also serves on the board of Jobs for the Future (JFF), a non-profit focused on driving transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.