Ryan Smith
US Immigration Operations and Strategy Manager
IBM Corporation
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Ryan is the US Immigration Operations and Strategy Manager for IBM Corporation, operating within the HR Global Mobility Organization. Ryan leads a global team responsible for the delivery of  H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, O-1, J-1, and Permanent Residency programs for all IBM US inbound immigration. Ryan is responsible for partnering with HR Talent Acquisition, Legal, Government Affairs, and Global Mobility.

Ryan joined IBM in 2013 working in US Immigration Operations. Ryan focuses on technology, data, and monitoring trends to navigate a dynamic United States immigration environment. Ryan is also dedicated to the personal aspect of supporting employees' personal lives and concerns through delivering quality immigration support. Recently, Ryan has held numerous speaking engagements within IBM in the United States to guide and inform senior leadership on recent changes and how the US Immigration Operation within IBM is adjusting to ensure continued success.