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Deborah Kestin-Schildkraut

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Known as a change agent and problem solver, Debbie became Blockchain Ecosystem Marketing Leader to establish IBM’s Business Partner route to market and blockchain-for-good initiatives. She is the IBM Champions program leader for IBM Blockchain. Selected for CompTIA's Blockchain Advisory Council in 2019, she’s an experienced channel marketer, successfully building strategic channel relationships and global initiatives. IBM hired her to start channel marketing and launched an award-winning channel advertising campaign. She established 100+ Business Partner Innovation Centers globally delivering innovative business solutions and revenue growth. She held Global Program Director roles for Business Partner Strategy, Value Added Distributor Marketing, and Digital Content Marketing rolling-out 150 marketing workshops, training 1500+ Business Partners. As Chief of Staff for the Industry Platforms CMO, she was recognized for team-building initiatives and NPS impact. She developed the Emerging Leaders initiative for IBM and Business Partner millennials and launched a middle-school mentoring program. Selected for IBM Service Corp, she worked in Chile to grow women’s entrepreneurial skills. She’s a 2019 & 2020 CRN Women of the Channel honoree, is on the Women@IBM’s planning squad, and is active in her community serving on the Board of Directors and as past president for several non-profit organizations.

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