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Biography for Linda Sanford*
Linda S. Sanford
Senior Vice President,
Linda Sanford leads the strategy for IBM’s internal transformation to becoming the premier globally integrated enterprise. In this role, Ms. Sanford is responsible for working across IBM to transform core business processes, create an IT infrastructure to support and integrate processes globally, and help create a culture that fosters innovation.
Previously Ms. Sanford has held a number of senior leadership positions at IBM, including heading the Storage Systems Group, Global Industries and the mainframe division. Ms. Sanford is a member of the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Engineering.
Ms. Sanford co-authored "Let Go To Grow: Escaping the Commodity Trap" a book that details how successful companies are pursuing strategies to drive long-term growth and innovation.
Ms. Sanford serves on the Board of Directors of The Business Council of New York State, Inc, the Partnership for New York City, ITT Industries, St. John's University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Sanford serves on the Board of Trustees for The State University of New York.
A graduate of St. John's University, Ms. Sanford earned an M.S. in Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was awarded an honorary doctorate in commercial science from St. John’s.
* Biographical information current as of December 2010