30 Notable IT Executive Moves: October 2011

Virginia Rometty

Ginni Rometty will take IBM's CEO reins on Jan. 1, 2012, the company confirmed this past month, succeeding CEO Sam Palmisano in the quest to bring IBM's $100 billion business into the era of cloud. Rometty, a 30-year veteran of the company, will be IBM's ninth CEO since its founding, and is currently IBM's global sales leader, running IBM's global strategy, marketing and communications. What put Rometty on the fast track to the top office, many IBM observers suggest, was her role as senior vice president of IBM Global Business Services, where she led the integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and spearheaded a team of some 100,000 business consultants and services specialists.


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