COL (R) Steve Jones
World-Wide Software Group Skills and Learning Infrastructure
International Business Machines (IBM)
Steve Jones leads the World-Wide Software Group Skills and Learning Infrastructure team at IBM, specializing in global skills and virtual learning management, and core skills programs. Before assuming this position in 2010, he was a learning designer in IBM’s Leadership Development Global Design Team where he developed and implemented numerous corporate-level leadership development offerings.
Jones joined IBM in July 2006, after serving in the United States Army for 25 years and retiring as a colonel. As a USMA 1981 graduate, he served as a mechanized infantry officer in a variety of company- and field-grade roles while assigned to the 1st and 2nd Armored and 4th Infantry Divisions, then commanded a gender-integrated Basic Training Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Beyond troop assignments, Jones served as the U.S. Army’s Director of Leader Development & Education at the US Army Training Command, a Joint Education Policy Planner on the Department of Defense’s Joint Staff, at the Center for Army Leadership, and as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the US Military Academy. Colonel (Ret.) Jones also holds master's degrees from the University of North Carolina in Social Psychology, US Command and General Staff College in Military Art and Science, and the US Army War College in Strategic Studies. He has authored several publications, and his awards include the Legion of Merit, and the William J. Simon Center for the Professional Ethic Writing Award.