Head of hackathon evaluation committee

Pascale Xélot is the Program Director for Alliances & Cloud Ecosystem Development in Europe. In this capacity, Pascale leads IBM’s efforts to recruit startups, promote the IBM programs for entrepreneurs and Academia and develop the adoption of the IBM Bluemix Platform (IBM Platform as a Service).  

In her previous job, Pascale was leading the European IBM Innovation Centers which were providing technical support to IBM Business Partners. Her team was also giving the second level support for Middle East Africa IBM Innovation Centers.

Prior to this role, Pascale held a number of senior strategy, market management, and business development positions within IBM.  Most recently, Pascale was the Smarter City and Government Industry manager at the Global Industry Solution Center in La Gaude. Previously, she was the Public Sector technical manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, dealing with more than 100 countries. 

Pascale joined the IT industry over 25 years ago and has consistently helped global clients enhance their performance and results by leveraging innovative technology.  Before joining IBM in 1998, Pascale was a postal consultant for the Universal Postal Union and the CIO at Citybank for the stock exchange department.

Pascale holds a  Master in Finance and International business from Clermont-Ferrand Business School and Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education followed by an IT degree. Pascale is also graduated from the Project Management Institute (PMI).