David Stokes

Chief Executive of IBM in the UK & Ireland; an active advocate of workplace diversity & a keen sponsor of graduate,student & apprenticeship programmes

David Stokes is the Chief Executive of IBM in the UK & Ireland where he leads the charge in helping organisations across all industries leverage digital technology to transform; both by streamlining their business operations and by creating engaging front office systems.

David is passionate about the role technology can play in transforming business and society and is a champion of the importance of developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills to help solve the UK skills shortage and drive growth in the UK economy.

In support of this and other important business and societal issues, he is a member of the Tech Partnership and Telecoms Board, the Information Economy Council and the CBI Presidents Committee.

David plays a key role in championing diversity across the business by chairing the IBM UKI Diversity Council as well as being a keen advocate of graduate & apprenticeship programs in general.