Kathy McGroddy Goetz, PhD

2017, Boston, MA

Kathy McGroddy Goetz is the vice president of Global Partnerships & Alliances Management for IBM Watson Health. She is responsible for managing strategic collaborations with key industry leaders to address the world’s most pressing health challenges. She also manages the ongoing relationship with IBM Research to foster continuing innovation for the future.

Dr. McGroddy Goetz has spent much of her 24-year career at IBM innovating at the intersection of advanced technologies and new business models, with an emphasis on Healthcare and Life Sciences solutions. She spent two years as Director of Corporate Technology, leading IBM’s technology strategy, and has significant expertise in developing innovative medical imaging solutions. She also played a critical role in the corporation’s launch of Watson Health, called a “moon shot” by CRO Ginni Rometty.

Dr. McGroddy Goetz earned a BS in physics from SUNY Binghampton and a PhD in molecular biophysics from Cornell University, where she studied protein-ligand interactions using NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations. She holds four patents and is a frequent speaker at industry and technology conferences.