Abby Kohnstamm, who has led IBM's marketing organization since 1993, becomes IBM's first female senior vice president.
Dr. Sandra K. Johnson becomes the first black woman elected to the IBM Academy of Technology.
Fran Allen was named the recipient of the A.M. Turing Award for contributions that fundamentally improved the performance of computer programs in solving problems, and accelerated the use of high performance computing. The award marked the first time that a woman had received the honor.
IBM India proudly announces its first Senior Technical Staff Member in Suparna Bhattacharya at the Linux Technology Center, India Systems and Technology Lab. Appointment to Senior Technical Staff Member, a highly coveted technical recognition in IBM, is intended to recognize leaders in IBM scientific, engineering, systems and programming disciplines who, by virtue of their distinguished and sustained technical achievement, demonstrate a level of contribution and impact clearly above that expected of senior engineers, programmers and scientists.
Dr. Chieko Asakawa, is named IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer of Accessibility Research, IBM Research.
Anna Sienko, named IBM Country General Manager of Poland. After only 5 months since becoming the new CGM IBM Poland, Anna Sieńko was recognized in the Polish CEOs in Corporations 2009 study, and reached the 28th position of the top 50 CEO's from International companies.