John J. Preli

Director, Enterprise Risk Management

The Weather Company, IBM Watson

John Preli is currently the Director, Enterprise Risk Management – The Weather Company – IBM Watson. In this role John leads a team of professionals focused on Ethics & Integrity, Data Privacy & Security, Import / Export Compliance and Business Risk mitigation. John is currently leading The Weather Company’s project for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Previously, John was Director, Trust and Compliance Office at the Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, New York. In this role John led Business Analytics initiatives to identify and mitigate bribery and corruption compliance risk across IBM’s Global Enterprise. John also led the global deployment of ethics and integrity training to all of IBM’s world-wide leaders, employees and third parties.

John has been with IBM for over 35 years and has held Executive leadership roles in Finance, Integrated Supply Chain, Research & Development and Sales Operations. He is experienced in leading global teams and business processes across multiple functional disciplines. John’s expertise and skills are in business transformation with a particular focus on the combination of Finance & Business Controls; Legal & Regulatory Compliance and Organizational Culture.

John has conducted numerous collaboration workshops with IBM Clients, Suppliers and Business Partners around the world. In addition, John has delivered Business Seminars at Universities globally. John is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut, Graduate School of Business – MS Financial Risk Management Program.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. John also has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

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