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Sharon Fortune Bowden, 40

Information Technology Architect

IBM Global Business Services


Fortune Bowden is an information technology (IT) professional for IBM based in New York. She has worked as an information technology professional for 15 years. 


Prior to her current position, she held the position as a Principle IT Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, LLC. In 2003 PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting was acquired by IBM and Fortune Bowden took on the role of an IT Architect, where she helps clients strategically align their business goals and technology usage to 1) advance their industry, 2) improve product quality/service, and 3) produce internal cost savings with automation. 


Fortune Bowden has built a good reputation in the technical community based on her strong background in data center as well as infrastructure planning and delivery. She has designed technical assessment tools and designed IT governance models to monitor the effectiveness of technology for specified business process. She also designed the underlying technology environments for the systems and routinely advised the executive teams about the technology trade-offs, challenges, and alternatives. 


Fortune Bowden earned a dual Master’s degree from DeVry University, Keller Graduate Management School, in Program Management/Information Systems Management. She has also received the "Technology Rising Star" award from the Career Communications Group. Fortune Bowden is a proud and productive community activist, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and a board member of the Ivy Rose Foundation and the Brooklyn Music School.

Sharon Fortune Bowden, 40

Information Technology Architect

IBM Global Business Services

Fortune Bowden is an information technology (IT)…