Ime Archibong is the director of strategic relationships at Facebook and is recognized as one of the rapidly rising stars of Silicon Valley. In this one-on-one discussion, Archibong shares his journey from software engineer at IBM to top executive at the most transformative social media platform in existence.
Ime Archibong. Director, Global Product Partnerships, Facebook
Shelly Jones Jennings, VP, Director of Digital, Black Enterprise
Ime Archibong is the Director of Global Product Partnerships at Facebook. His team is focused on accelerating Facebook's product strategy and unlocking new business opportunities through partnerships and product integrations. Prior to joining Facebook, Ime was an Advanced Technology Business Development Professional at IBM. He started his career at IBM as a software engineer in the Systems and Technology Group, before doing a stint on the corporate strategy team, and eventually settling in business development. Ime holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Shelly Jones Jennings
Shelly Jones Jennings is Vice President, Director of Digital for Earl G. Graves, Ltd., overseeing digital properties for BLACK ENTERPRISE, the leading business, finance and careers media outlet for African Americans. A proven leader within the digital space, Jones Jennings’s core objectives are to bolster the brand’s digital strategy, while cultivating more competitive, engaging platform experiences to attract a broader, ever-growing audience.
Since taking the lead on digital development at BLACK ENTERPRISE, Jones Jennings has leveraged her hybrid experience as a seasoned consultant to companies on creative web development strategies, integrated media optimization and online marketing to create dynamic digital offerings and user experiences across Black Enterprise’s myriad digital platforms. This includes launching the industry’s first African American magazine iPad app, BLACK ENTERPRISE’s acclaimed BE App’d.