IBM Fellows get access to all of IBM’s toys (maybe even Watson!) and, perhaps more importantly, a hotline to Ginni Rometty. That’s why analysis and risk whiz Neil Bartlett is so happy to join the club.
We are barely into the second decade of this century and already one Harvard Business School academic (who is a former CEO himself) is naming his candidate for CEO of the 21st century. His choice may or may not surprise you. Check it out.
Virginia “Ginni” Rometty is just the ninth CEO in IBM’s 100-year history The announcement earlier this week that she would succeed Sam Palmisano was not surprising or controversial, even though Rometti is IBM’s first female CEO, and now arguably the most powerful women in business.
Virginia Rometty may be the new face of IBM when she takes the helm as CEO in January, but she is expected to keep pushing her predecessor’s vision of cloud-computing related services — hard. It is these services, increasingly, that drive IBM’s global business.