Ian Smith


Ian is an IBM and Open Group Accredited Master IT Architect, and has spent many years prior to his current role designing solutions for clients and providing the technical leadership required to help implement them.

He works with IBM's clients to develop and run innovation programmes which provides him with considerable experience, from running hackathons and IBM Design Thinking workshops, to delivering Lunch & Learn programmes, and helping with research into innovation.

Within IBM, he teaches IBM Design Thinking, and some of IBM's innovation classes, of which he plans to bring to life at Launch22!


  • Innovation
  • IT strategy
  • Solution Architecture