LAURA GUIO is the IBM General Manager, Kyndryl Strategic Partnership, IBM Senior State Executive for California and Co-Chair of the Native American Diversity Council. Her responsibilities cover all business unit interactions between IBM – Cisco and Apple. She maintains strong client relationships which she believes is key to providing value to our customers. As a recognized leader, Guio serves as the senior state executive for California. She serves on the Board of Directors for Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Compassion Center. She also co-chairs the SVLG Racial Justice & Equity Task Force. She helped establish and serves on the BOD for San Jose’s Talent Task Force. Guio received the 2004 YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award and 2021 Women of Influence Award from Silicon Valley Business Journal. She has served on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley CIO forum, UPWARD, and PBWC.