Timothy Paydos

Global Vice President of Government Industry Solutions
IBM Corporation


Tim Paydos first joined IBM in 1995 as an industry solutions consultant and now serves as IBM’s Worldwide Leader of the Government Industry Solutions Competency Center. In this role, he leads industry consultants and enterprise architects in helping government agencies across the world harness Cognitive Analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things, Big Data and Blockchain for Digital Transformation.

Tim has had the honor of working with hundreds of government agencies both in the United States and abroad. Tim is particularly passionate about helping public safety, emergency management, and intelligence and defense agencies in harnessing information as a strategic asset. Throughout his career at IBM, Tim has led a range of strategy and marketing, solution sales, and solution management teams across services and technologies.

Tim is recognized as one of IBM's government leaders worldwide and is frequently found representing IBM at industry events. Recently, he participated in a live tabletop exercise alongside senior leaders from the U.S. Directorate of National Intelligence, Centers for Disease Control, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. The panel simulated incident management and government emergency response to a hypothetical outbreak of hemorrhagic fever after a professional basketball game in a major U.S. city.