Mohamad Ali

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, IBM Consulting

Mohamad Ali is Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Operating Officer for IBM Consulting. In this role, he is responsible for the global operational performance of IBM Consulting, including Global Delivery, Cybersecurity services, asset development and scaling AI-enabled solutions that make greater use of IBM technology to improve delivery profitability and innovation.

Mohamad was most recently CEO of IDG, a leading market intelligence and demand generation company serving the technology ecosystem. Before this, Mohamad was CEO of Carbonite, a publicly traded data-protection and cybersecurity company where he grew revenues four-fold in four years.

Mohamad also previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company's turnaround by directly managing over ten billion dollars of organic cost reductions and leading the process to split HP into two companies.

At IBM, Mohamad acquired and integrated various companies to help create the organization’s multi-billion dollar analytics software business. At Avaya, he oversaw the two-billion-dollar services group, and served as the head of the company’s research labs.

He currently serves on the boards of iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) and Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC), and previously on the boards of Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) and City National Bank (NYSE: CYN). Mohamad is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, each from Stanford University.

He was named 2022 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for New England; 2018 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council; member of 2018 Public Board of the Year by National Association of Corporate Directors New England; 2021, 2020 & 2018 100 Most Influential People in Boston by Boston Magazine; and was a finalist in America’s prestigious 1988 National Science Talent Search.