Full Name
Chris Behme
Job Title
Senior Partner and Vice President
Speaker Bio
Christopher Behme is a senior partner with IBM’ s Communication practice, focused on leading sustainability strategy in the energy , environment and utility with the North American practice. His expertise spans strategy, ERP integration, business development, personnel and operations management, customer care, M&A, deregulation and Smart Grid. He has helped deliver new business capabilities and support technologies for energy, utility and chemical companies around the world.

Mr. Behme has extensive executive management and leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries over the past 25+ years. Within IBM he has led Smarter Commerce group and served as region lead and senior client partner. Prior to joining IBM, he served as SunGard Global Services Utilities lead and as a region executive and client partner across key accounts at Accenture. He was also employed at Dow-Elanco, a joint venture between Eli Lilly and Dow Chemical Companies. He serves on the boards of several non-profit and fundraising organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree from Texas A&M University and Harvard Business School Executive Management short course. Post-graduate studies led Chris overseas where he gained experience in environmental consulting for the city of London.

As a consultant, Chris has focused on the natural resources area which has afforded him the opportunity to work with major energy and environment companies and governmental agencies throughout the world. His experiences have built skills in resource and financial management, contract negotiation, regulatory organization. His accomplishments include mergers of some of the biggest energy companies, enabling smart meters to improve the lives of millions, a SAP rollout across Finance, CIS, Supply Chain and EAM and negotiation of an $80+ Million IT arrangement.
Chris Behme