Bridget Van Kralingen
SVP, Industry Platforms, IBM, 53
Van Kralingen has a new gig—at IBM, that is. In late August she was named SVP of the company’s Industry Platforms group, a role that gives her responsibility over Big Blue’s blockchain strategy. Over the past few years the longtime IBMer has had her hand in many of the tech giant’s other new growth areas. She helped close acquisitions like Bluewolf Group, a leading consulting firm that helps companies use cloud-based software applications, and landed key clients like HR software provider Workday, which recently shifted to IBM’s cloud.