Bea Elbert is the General Manager for IBM Global Insurance. Elbert is focused on helping clients respond to the changing requirements of the insurance industry with transformative solutions that support faster time to market, customer experiences that define their brand, and new revenue models for growth. Elbert has held IBM executive roles in Insurance as a Client Director and Managing Director for a large insurance client in North America. She also serves on the IBM Acceleration Team, a select number of key IBM executives from around the world who are asked to tackle our toughest business challenges at the request of the CEO/Chairman. Over her career, Elbert also was the Director of IT Strategy for an integrated healthcare system, developing early execution for an integrated medical record across hospitals, physicians, home health and long term care.