I have the most fun when I’m finding patterns, getting things organized, and creating repeatable and predictable processes.
I can organize anything.
Christopher D. Wyble, PMP® is a skills development professional in the Ecosystem Development organization at IBM. He creates and curates resources used by faculty and students at universities worldwide. His focus also includes community engagement for students, professors and IT professionals at all career stages. He has experience as a project and program manager, and as an application developer, enhancing the function of applications in a variety of development environments. Chris has also worked in the fields of application maintenance, content development, standards compliance and testing. His extensive experience in the use of social media makes him an asset to any organization looking to improve upon collaboration and productivity. Chris also serves as an ambassador for LGBT diversity at IBM and beyond. He prides himself on his commitment to his clients, teamwork and quality.
May 2011–present, IBM Software Group, Ecosystem Development, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Ecosystem Skills Development
- Create and manage skills development offerings targeted at university faculty and students at IBM partner universities worldwide.
- Provide project and program management support for the IBM Academic Initiative.
June 2006–May 2011, IBM, Somers, NY, USA
- Managed a program bringing together innovators with a community of early adopters, to accelerate emerging technology adoption.
- Grew the community from 38,000 volunteers to over 150,000 and brought over 275 innovations through the program.
- Documented a repeatable process for managing technology adoption and demonstrating the value of innovation.
- Participated in the successful transfer of over 50 innovations into IBM products or internal solutions, resulting in a savings of more than 24 person-months of development and testing.
May 2003–June 2006, IBM Global Business Services, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Solution Project Manager
- Managed a portfolio of $1.4 million annually for custom application development projects.
- Coordinated the efforts of up to ten full-time equivalent technical resources, including geographically and culturally diverse team members.
- Led compliance with Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model (SEI-CMM) Level 5 by developing organization-wide project management methods.
- Oversaw successful policy compliance reviews for strategic financial reporting application.
July 2000–May 2003, IBM Global Business Services, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Information Technology Specialist
- Developed and maintained custom Lotus Notes applications based on client requirements.
- Contributed to the development and maintenance of hybrid Lotus Notes and web-enabled applications
- Trained clients to enable them to efficiently use their custom applications.
- Served as a technical leader to coordinate development efforts of other project team members.
Education and certifications
- Project Management Professional (PMP®), Project Management Institute (PMI), 2006–present.
- IBM Certified Senior Project Manager, 2010–present.
- M.S. Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 2004. Concentration in Management Information Systems.
- B.S. Computer Science, cum laude, from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2000. Minor in Professional Spanish.
- Professional development courses in Project Management Fundamentals, Financial Management for Project Managers, Contracting for Project Managers, Leadership in a Project Team Environment, Using the Worldwide Project Management Method, and Agile Project Management.
- Leadership development courses including LEADing@IBM Leader Readiness lab (2008) and Leader Foundation self-directed learning (2007).
Awards and recognition
- December 2011: IBM Eminence & Excellence award from Vice President for my contributions to the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report.
- December 2010: IBM Bravo! award from another organization for my assistance in producing a 12-minute video highlighting the value of diversity to IBM.
- August 2008: IBM Bravo! award from Vice President for my contributions to the growth of the Technology Adoption Program.
- March 2007: IBM Bravo! award from Vice President for work providing a scalable and repeatable framework to manage technology adoption.
- December 2003: IBM informal award from organization Director and Vice President for success in a project compliance review.
- November 2002–May 2009: 24 IBM Thanks! awards from peers and colleagues recognizing my assistance or contributions to various projects and efforts.
- July 2002: IBM informal award for successfully conforming to project scheduling constraints while delivering high quality work.
- February 2002: IBM/Lotus Technical Forum attendee.
- March 2001: IBM informal award for willingness to take on additional billable work, including a mentoring role outside scope of job responsibilities.
- December 2000: IBM informal award for the successful, on-time and on-budget delivery of a Lotus Notes client/web application.
Patents and publications
- A. Chow, B. Goodman, J. Rooney and C. Wyble. “Engaging a corporate community to manage technology and embrace innovation.” IBM Systems Journal, Volume 46, Number 4, 2007.
- A. Chow, R. Rogers, C. Wyble and C. Almond. Supporting Innovators and Early Adopters: A Technology Adoption Program Cookbook. IBM Redpapers, December 2007.
- B. D. Goodman, A. Hutchins, J. W. Rooney and C. Wyble. US Patent application 20090094328, “System and Methods for Technology Evaluation and Adoption,” filed October 3, 2007.
July 2012–present, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
- Member of the Policy & Governance Committee, providing advice and counsel to the Board of Directors.
- Member of the Volunteer Information Security, Technology & Access Task Force (2013).
December 2011–present, GLSEN Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
- Member of Chapter Board (2013–).
- Facilitate diversity, inclusion and anti-bullying workshops for middle school and high school students aged 11-18. Trained over 600 students in two middle schools.
- Facilitate faculty professional development covering diversity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and the Dignity for All Students Act.
- Proficiency in Spanish and American Sign Language.
- Chapter co-chair of the Out@IBM diversity network group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and straight allies.