IBM Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations Jim Kavanaugh in a blog post announced that the company will have a new CIO. As per the announcement, Kathryn Guarini will assume the role of CIO as the company’s current CIO, Fletcher Previn exits the company to pursue other opportunities. Kathryn joins IBM Research, where she previously held the position of Vice President of Impact Science and Chief Operation Officer.
Over the next few weeks, Kathryn and Fletcher will be working collectively to ensure a smooth transition.
More than 20 Years Tenure in IBM
Kathryn has held several technical, management, and executive positions in research and development in the course of her 20+ years tenure in IBM.
Kathryn also led huge global teams to offer complex solutions. Her innovative research has been appreciated with numerous industry awards and besides this, she also has penned down over 60 technical publications. Additionally, she holds 65+ U.S. patents and also merited a Ph.D. from Stanford University in applied physics.
Jim Kavanaugh, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, IBM, stated that as we came to conclusion who will be our next CIO, it was significant to recognize a leader who could presume our transformational journey, is technically renowned, and has a proven achievement in establishing organizational capability.
Ms. Guarini’s other priorities will possibly involve harnessing those technologies IBM is concentrating on for growth, he said.
He further stated, Kathryn directed the IBM Research change to improve impact, expand technical distinction and enhance the operational efficacy of the division. And, being the Vice President of Impact Science, Kathryn was in charge of pushing the IBM Research workstreams throughout the Future of Health, Work, and Climate, and also the Governance of Science and Technology.
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