President, IBM Alliance
Mark Simpson heads the IBM alliance business at Persistent Systems. He has been with Persistent since 2016 and until recently, led the Industrial IoT business, including the relationship around IBM’s Watson IoT business. Prior to Persistent, Mark had a 32 year career at IBM as a Software Executive, running global organizations for Hybrid Cloud, Network and Systems Management, Software Security and Distributed Computing Product Teams. Mark ran engineering labs at Austin, London, Research Triangle Park and Kuala Lumpur.
An alumnus and former Division I athlete of Sam Houston State University Texas, Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Mark is married to an engineer and is also a father to three daughters. He loves to travel and is a sports and outdoor enthusiast.