Marco Romano is the Procurement Data and Analytics Officer at IBM. He applies more than 20 years of experience as a procurement practitioner and project manager and is responsible for the procurement data, analytics and cognitive strategy and implementation. Marco joined IBM in South Africa before moving to the UK in 1999, joining the procurement organisation. Prior to working with IBM, Marco held positions in the IT and insurance sectors. He has a degree in finance and auditing and has a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner).