Jessica Murillo is the Vice President of Cognitive Systems Client Success and Systems Client Experience at IBM. Her team provides support for IBM's customers using our POWER servers and is the champion for Systems Client Experience for Systems products. Jessica has held a number of IBM executive leadership positions including Cloud, Linux, and Open Systems engineering. She has also led the development IBM Systems Strategy and Software Product Management. Jessica is as an advocate for encouraging diversity in STEM careers and has volunteered in local schools and universities leading hands on activities and encouraging invention.
Stories are how we understand the world and connect with others. They are the simplest and most effective tool to connect. I grew up in a community that spoke five languages. Because I was the eldest kid, I became the go-to interpreter, where I learned to use common sense and trust my instinct/heart. I stumbled into advertising as a young adult and LOVED it, helping brands like Cadbury and Coca-Cola create messages that stick. Every great communication is a story-information that creates emotion/feelings/reaction. If you are not telling stories, you are not connecting. Especially today when we still isolate and distance. We crave connection. I give women easy storytelling tools to connect and grow.
Mahani lives in Austin Texas, practices martial arts, and love boxing.
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