How IBM Saved Billions through IT Consolidation

Blog Author:  Johnny Barnes, is the General Manager Technology and CTO for IBM's Global Business Services

Charles Prow

Charles L. Prow is the IBM Managing Partner responsible for the Global Business Services’ (GBS) North America Consulting Services and Global Public Sector. Mr.

Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New Policy and Operating Approaches

Charles Prow has compiled a series of insightful essays by leading thinkers and practitioners that offer a long-term strategy to improve national competitiveness. “Given today’s fiscal realities,” Prow explains, “the nation must explore alternative policy approaches and ways for government to do business.” He notes that the alternatives outlined in his new book can catalyze national competitiveness in an environment where major new investments will be difficult.  Policy makers and business professionals will find this a timely and compelling book in advance of the upcoming election.

Managing Partner
IBM Global Business Services
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Building 2300
Herndon, VA 20171-6133
United States

Charles L. Prow is the IBM Managing Partner responsible for the Global Business Services’ (GBS) North America Consulting Services and Global Public Sector. Mr. Prow is responsible for managing all aspects of our North America Consulting Services business which includes US Commercial, US Public Sector, and Canada.  IBM provides a broad portfolio of services to the Public Sector to include:  transformational and strategic consulting; business and operational improvement of supply chain, financial systems, call centers, analytic and optimization solutions and human capital needs; systems integration, hosting, application management, and engineering; infrastructure and security; and a wide range of competitive sourcing solutions. 

 With more than twenty five years of experience, Mr. Prow has assisted large, complex organizations in the Private and Public Sectors transform their operations through operational improvement and technology implementation.  Specifically he has assisted Federal Defense and Civilian departments, Fortune 500 and mid-sized industrial, consumer goods, financial service and healthcare companies.   Prior to his current role Mr. Prow held positions as: vice president responsible for IBM’s Public Sector Business Development and Sales function; vice president of IBM’s Public Sector Transformational Outsourcing business; Partner-in-charge of consulting operations for the PwC Public Sector consulting business; and various business and program management roles.

Prior to joining IBM Mr. Prow spent sixteen years in a Public Accounting and Consulting Firms and four in industry.   Mr. Prow received a Bachelors of Science in Management and Data Processing from Northwest Missouri State University.  Additionally, throughout his career, Mr. Prow has completed more than 750 hours of continuing education in the areas of strategic and financial management; large scale transformation and change management; operational improvement methods and techniques; and technology transformation, methods and trends. 

Mr. Prow has been involved in a number of technology and industry organizations throughout his career, most recently he served as Chairman, Open Applications Group, 2000 – 2002 and was heavily involved Supply Chain Council.  He has contributed to white papers and a variety of industry thought leadership products and presentations.