Backed by her extensive knowledge of computer technology and BPO outsourcing, Dina L. Robinson Bingham excels as a partner with IBM, for which she manages large outsourcing agreements for some of the top 500 companies in the world. She is an IBM partner celebrating more than 30 years with IBM. Ms. Bingham is recognized as a leader and a veteran in her niche. Her interest in computer science began as a teen where she struggled to choose a single path to pursue until her father, an ardent technologist, encouraged her interest in programming and computer science, and she fell in love with both the discipline and the opportunities that it afforded. Ms. Bingham went on to study business management at National Louis University and data processing and computer science at several institutions, earning credentials in complex program management and judgment recovery, among others.
Throughout her time at IBM, Ms. Bingham has held a broad range of roles, including computer programmer, technical project manager and project executive. Her work has always centered on implementing and enabling emerging technologies, and she is motivated to cultivate diverse and multi-generational teams as a strategy for developing transformative approaches to upgrades, outsourcing plans and cross-platform application. Among the highlights of her time with IBM are her work on developing specialized technologies for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games and her role as a member of IBM’s Y2K reprogramming team. Beyond developing technologies and strategies to bring them to clients, Ms. Bingham is responsible for managing client relationships from enterprise sales to process creation and consulting with clients on complex projects and digital transformation.
Ms. Bingham credits much of her success her parents, the influence of her early professional mentors and her skill in coaching and managing others. She operates from a unique people-first philosophy that centers team development and fostering a company culture that creates openings for diverse voices and skill sets, and relishes the opportunity to mentor employees in offices across the world. Ms. Bingham describes her coaching and leadership skills as “a part of her DNA,” and recalls that even as a high school student, she organized a social club and community outings for younger girls in her hometown of Poughkeepsie, New York. She is vocal in encouraging other women to pursue careers in technology despite the obstacles or discouragement that they may initially encounter, telling young girls to “not be afraid” of entering the field. Ms. Bingham aspires to continue helping others reach their highest potential as a leader at IBM and considers the teamwork and talent development that she has seen in her career to be proof of the immense potential available in motivated and goal-oriented teams.
In recognition of her decades of growth and accomplishment at IBM, Ms. Bingham has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, most recently a 2018 Technology Innovation IDEA Award for successfully implementing more than 100 innovation projects. Prior honors have included a 2008 100% Award and a 2009 Golden Circle Award for excellence, and an Atlanta Olympic Technology Team Award for her key role on IBM’s 1996 Olympics technology team. In order to remain aware of changes in the field, she has been affiliated with the International Association for Outsourcing Professionals, the Project Management Institute and the National Judgement Network.
While Ms. Bingham remains passionate about her work, her long-term goals are focused on humanitarian efforts. Inspired by her memories of growing up as one of eight children and watching her father lead community projects addressing illiteracy and food insecurity, she hopes to develop a technology program that will address global food insecurity and establish a nonprofit offering transitional housing, job skills classes, and childcare vouchers to homeless families within the next five years. Outside of her primary responsibilities, over the years, she has contributed to those in need by baking for the homeless, contributing to Meals on Wheels, the ASPCA, Atlanta Food Bank, the Parkinson’s Foundation and volunteering with the NFL-Youth Education Town, through which she received a Civic Volunteer Award. Ms. Bingham is an accomplished amateur chocolatier and pâtissier.