People: International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N)
Ms. Linda S. Sanford is Senior Vice President - Enterprise Transformation of International Business Machines Corporation. She leads the strategy for IBM’s internal transformation to the industry’s premier on demand business. In this role, Ms. Sanford is responsible for working across IBM to transform core business processes, create an IT infrastructure to support those processes, and help create a culture that recognizes the value that on demand leadership can bring to IBM. Previously Ms. Sanford was Senior Vice President & Group Executive, IBM Storage Systems Group, where she helped take IBM from fifth place in storage market share to second in two years. Prior to assuming that position, Ms. Sanford headed IBM Global Industries, the organization that manages relationships with IBM's customers worldwide and is responsible for generating almost 70 percent of IBM's revenue. Before that, Ms. Sanford was General Manager of IBM's S/390 Division, which develops, manufactures and markets enterprise systems. During the early 1990s, she guided the S/390 Division through one of the most comprehensive product transformations the computer industry has ever seen, reinventing S/390 as an open, enterprise-level server. She has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Fortune Magazine, one of the Top Ten Innovators in the Technology Industry by Information Week Magazine, and one of the Ten Most Influential Women in Technology by Working Woman Magazine. Ms. Sanford is the chairman of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City, ITT Industries, St. John's University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Sanford is a graduate of St. John's University and earned an Master of Science in Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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