Janet Matton has been in the IT industry with IBM for 30 years.
Since joining IBM, Janet has held a variety of positions in the areas of sales, marketing, technical management, and services. She has held key roles in Australia, Southeast Asia, the United States, Japan, China and Europe. Janet spent 7 years working for IBM in the USA and in Europe, returning to Australia in 2002.
She relocated to Japan in February 2006 to take on the role of Vice President of Sales Operations for Asia Pacific. With the transfer of the IBM Asia Pacific HQ from Japan to Shanghai in the 4th quarter of 2007, Janet relocated to Shanghai.
Janet returned to Melbourne, Australia in March 2009, to assume the role of VP, Sales Enablement for IBM Australia and New Zealand. In December 2009, Janet’s role was expanded to include responsibility for A/NZ Sales Operations.
In her current role of Vice President, Operations, Janet is responsible for the successful integration of the sales activities needed to support and enable the growth of the IBM business within Australia and New Zealand. She acts as a 2IC to the General Manager of IBM in Australia and New Zealand.
On behalf of the CEO, Janet leads the A/NZ Diversity Council, the A/NZ Great Place To Work initiative and the A/NZ Growth Plays Team. She actively leads and participates in other groups and councils focused on sales skills and sales culture.
Janet brings a wealth of experience with respect to the evolution of the IT industry and IBM’s role within it. She is passionate that organisations of the future need to tap into a diverse portfolio of skills and capabilities to be able to identify and execute the changes that are needed for survival and growth.