Katrina Troughton is General Manager, Social and Smarter Workforce Client Success. Katrina leads IBM’s worldwide sales force for collaboration, social, exceptional digital experience, and smarter workforce solutions.Katrina has more than 23 years’ experience in the IT industry, with more than 20 years spent in senior management roles at IBM. Prior to leading this sales team, Katrina led the Business Analytics team for IBM’s Growth Markets Unit, IBM’s WebSphere business for IBM’s Growth Markets Unit, both, after spending four and a half years as Managing Director for IBM New Zealand. Other key roles include Software General Manager for IBM Australia/New Zealand, and sales executive for Information Management for IBM Asia Pacific.
Katrina has served on a number of external boards including New Zealand Advisory Board for Global Women, and Uniservices (the commercialisation arm of Auckland University); additionally, she chaired the NZ Government Digital Strategy Advisory Board (2006 – 2008).
Troughton holds a BSC / BCom, with majors in Pharmacology, Physiology and Economics, from Auckland University.