Peter Korst

Korst is currently a director of government & education sales at IBM.

Industry Leadership of the Year

Peter Korst has been a true partner for the state of Illinois. He led IBM’s response during the pandemic and the accompanying need to scale-out capabilities to manage the exponential growth in traffic on critical apps was irreplaceable, from contact tracing to vaccine tracking to employment benefits. IBM gathered multiple teams with specialized skillsets to help state teams respond quickly and build out infrastructure and integrate new technologies previously not utilized. This past year strengthened a decades-long relationship that translates to modern and ever-evolving technical platforms.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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