Cynthia Gee is a Partner within the Global Business Services consulting practice within IBM. She is the global leader for the Learning Services business responsible for the life-cycle of IBM solutions – strategy, design, development, sales, marketing and support. In her prior role, Cynthia led a business development team that developed first of a kind learning and education business ventures in the Asia Pacific Market. Prior to IBM, Cynthia worked for Coca Cola and the US Department of State. She was awarded a United States Patent in 2011 for developing a cloud-based learner support application and business process that leverages data from multiple learning systems and user-generated inputs to enable tailored support for distance learners. The application currently supports more than 200,000 United States Army soldiers and civilians engaged in distance learning. Cynthia holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering and M.S. in Operations Research from The George Washington University.