Rob Allan joined IBM in RTP, NC in 1988. He held positions in ergonomics, procurement, and supply chain operations. In January of 1993 he was promoted to senior manager over the South region non-production procurement operations. He led an initiative to shift from regional procurement to national procurement increasing IBM’s ability to leverage spend in achieving the best value for IBM on commodities such as services labor, MRO, telecommunications, and office supplies. Rob shifted to IT transformation in 1996 taking a program management role in enabling outsourcing activities, implementing a corporate advanced planning solution, and implementing a project called the Advanced Fulfillment Initiative that took over $760M in inventory out of the PC Co’s supply chain. Rob was part of a team from IBM that was awarded the prestigious Franz Edelman Award for applications of operations research in May of 1999. In 2000 Rob accepted a senior manager role on the SAP IT team leading a team of IT developers and project managers deploying SAP procurement and Finance modules for IBM’s ERP. In 2010 Rob took a Delivery Project Executive role with IBM’s Procurement Services consulting group and led engagements for multiple IBM clients over the next 3 years resulting in overachieving against contractual commitments and securing bonuses for IBM on both accounts he supported. Rob led bids and proposals for several project pursuits. Rob has been in his current role since March of 2013. Rob has won multiple management excellence awards and a division award for outstanding customer service. Rob holds a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering from the University of Florida, a Masters of Engineering in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from NC State University. He is married, has two sons and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.