Ross Manning is a Vice President & Partner with IBM Global Business Services located in Calgary and is responsible for leading the Natural Resources practice within Canada. Ross joined IBM in August 2011 and is a recognized as a Global thought Leader as a member of IBM Global Industry Academy.
Ross is an innovative and motivated executive who brings a broad range of experience in digital transformation and operational excellence to companies operating in the natural resources value chain to create competitive differentiation. Prior to IBM, Ross worked for Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Services where he led HP’s largest and most complex information technology, applications and business process outsourcing opportunities. In addition, Ross also held a position on the U.S. Energy leadership team. He was responsible for providing solutions and services in the U.S. market covering the Utilities, Oil and Gas, Energy Services, and Engineering industries. Before HP, Ross was the Vice President of Energy and Transportation at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), a role that focused on the Utilities, Energy, Engineering and Transportation marketplace.
In Ross’ 35-year career, he has proven his expertise in: value chain optimization, organizational transformation, digital reinvention, operational excellence, and employee development. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as an ability to build strong teams that contribute to continued success in a key sector of the Canadian economy.
Earlier in his career Ross worked for Xerox Canada Ltd. for 17 years in various senior roles. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and has a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Economics, Political Science and Psychology.
Currently, Ross is the Past President of the board for the Calgary Region of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and a member of the Alberta Board of the CHMA. Ross previously volunteered for 10 years with the United Way of Calgary including his role as Co-Chair of the Leaders Committee. His other interests include golf and skiing. Ross is also an avid triathlete and is a four-time Ironman finisher. He and his wife Sharon have two children, Christian and Carly.