Andrew Fairbanks is the Federal Market Leader for IBM Global Business Services. Previously, he served as the vice president of IBM’s U.S. public sector services business unit focusing on cloud, analytics, consulting, and technology services to federal, state & local, higher education, commercial healthcare clients.
In 2016, Fairbanks helped lead the deployment of IBM’s FedRAMP-certified data centers and the IBM Managed Services for Government DoD Cloud Offering. He also helped lead IBM’s roll out of Design Thinking and Agile capabilities, which help public sector organizations accelerate their transformation to digital operations.
The more than 20-year company veteran previously served as a senior project executive for the U.S. Army’s eArmyU distance learning program. EArmyU seeks to help uniformed personnel worldwide obtain post-secondary degrees by providing them online access to more than 1,400 courses offered by 29 educational institutions.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.