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​IBM targets Govt with new Internet of Things and Education business units

​IBM targets Govt with new Internet of Things and Education business units

“The Internet of Things will help enterprises and governments at every level unlock entirely new areas of opportunity and growth."

IBM has launched two new business units that will apply the company’s strengths in Big Data, advanced analytics and cognitive computing to the Internet of Things (IOT) and Educations markets.

Coupled with the launches, the tech giant has also recruited Harriet Green, formerly CEO and executive director of the Thomas Cook Group, as vice president and general manager for the new units, who will be responsible for developing these and other new growth businesses.

“Harriet brings to IBM a strong, proven track record as a transformative leader,” says John E. Kelly, senior vice president, solutions portfolio and research, IBM.

“Throughout her career, across multiple geographies and cultures, she has consistently shown a deep understanding of the needs of her customers and clients, and how to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.

“Her creativity and vision will help organisations transform themselves to take fuller advantage of emerging data and cognitive technologies.”

IBM announced in March 2015 that it will invest US$3 billion over the next four years to deliver new industry-specific cognitive computing technologies, cloud data services and developer tools to clients and partners.

Going forward, Green will lead a team that will soon comprise more than 2000 consultants, researchers and developers dedicated to helping clients unlock value in new insights - with the new Education unit to formally launch later this year.

“I’m honoured to join IBM and to become part of a team that is shaping this exciting and transformative moment for industries,” Green says.

“The Internet of Things will help enterprises and governments at every level unlock entirely new areas of opportunity and growth, and no company is better positioned than IBM to be the partner of choice as these organisations embrace its potential.

“Likewise, education is being transformed by technology and IBM is incredibly well positioned to help leaders in the field enable this change.”

Green is widely recognised for the transformation of the Thomas Cook Group during her tenure as group CEO and executive director.

Earlier in her career, she was CEO and executive director of Premier Farnell, a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair, and spent over a decade in executive roles at Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.


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