Teri Austin is the program director of the IBM Skills Gateway, with global responsibility for strategy and framework design. This includes management of the overall initiative through a leadership role with representatives from all IBM brands and geography teams. Prior to this role, she was program director of the PartnerWorld Program for six years. Teri joined IBM as a brand channel marketing manager in 1996 as part of the acquisition of Lotus Development. She has over 30 years of experience in the technology field and has spent more than 25 years achieving success in marketing, designing, developing, and executing strategic programs.