Virginia Blair is a principal and esteemed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at P&C Global, bringing her far-reaching expertise to the firm’s technology strategy and initiatives. As a member of the Global Operating Committee and chair of the Diversity & Inclusion and Advanced Technology Research councils, Virginia’s influential voice resonates through all levels of P&C.
Her extensive career spans several key industries, including travel and hospitality, financial services, e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, and professional services. Her unique insight enables her to connect with clients worldwide, advising on technology strategy, digital transformation, IT overhauls, AI and data analytics, and cybersecurity protocols.
Virginia’s prowess in technology was honed at IBM, where she started her career and swiftly ascended the corporate ladder, ultimately becoming a Vice President in IBM Services. There, she led the Design and Business Strategy consulting practice, gaining a wealth of experience and a keen eye for innovation. She furthered her career at Amadeus IT Group, S.A., a global leader in distribution systems serving the travel and hospitality industries, where she served as Managing Director for a portfolio of technology businesses.
During her advisory career at P&C Global, recent examples of innovative results enabled by her expertise and strategic insight include:
Her educational credentials are equally impressive. Virginia holds an Executive Master in Change from INSEAD and both a MSc and BSc degree from Cornell University, focusing on Computer Science and Chemistry and Chemical Biology, respectively.
Virginia’s commitment to lifelong learning and staying at the forefront of technological and business innovation is evident in her vast array of executive certifications from globally renowned institutions. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School; Executive Certificate in Digital Transformation from MIT Sloan School of Management; Oxford Executive Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business from Said School of Business at University of Oxford; and Executive Certificate in Strategy and Organization from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Off the clock, Virginia exhibits a zest for life that matches her professional fervor. An ardent devotee of fitness, she starts her day with a regimen of yoga and Pilates and unwinds after work with invigorating trail runs in Vancouver’s lush natural parks or brisk walks along Toronto’s vibrant waterfront.
The beautiful dichotomy of her residential cities, the vibrant urban landscape of Toronto and the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver, provides a fitting backdrop for her dynamic lifestyle. Equally passionate about the performing arts, Virginia is a regular attendee at local theatre productions, ballet performances, and symphony concerts, cherishing the creativity and emotional depth they offer. Her active engagement with both physical exertion and artistic expression perfectly embodies her belief in a well-rounded life, a harmony of body and mind. The American transplant has found a unique blend of culture, nature, and city life in her Canadian abode, enhancing her appreciation for diversity, and continually sparking her innovative spirit.
Throughout her prestigious career, Virginia’s approach to technology strategy and innovation has been the foundation of her success, cementing her status as a transformative figure at P&C and within the technology sector at large.
Amadeus IT Group, S.A.
Vice President, IBM Services
BSc, Chemical Biology
MSc, Computer Science and Chemistry
Executive Master in Change
Harvard Business School
Advanced Management Program
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Said School of Business
Diploma in Artificial Intelligence
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Strategy and Organization