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Arvind Krishna

General Manager, Development & Manufacturing, IBM Systems & Technology Group


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Arvind Krishna is General Manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s Development and Manufacturing organization, consisting of more than 23,000 engineers and programmers working in 37 labs in 17 countries, including Canada, China, Germany, India, Russia and the United States. This team is responsible for the advanced engineering and development of a full technology portfolio, ranging from advanced semiconductor materials to leading-edge servers and systems technology.

Arvind was previously General Manager of IBM’s Information Management Software Division which includes database, data warehouse, information integration, master data management, integrated data management and associated software. He was responsible for the revenue, development, strategy, and ecosystem of the Information Management business, a multibillion dollar market. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Strategy for IBM Software Group.

Arvind has held many key roles in both IBM Software and IBM Research including pioneering IBM’s security software business. He has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, and is the co-author of 15 patents.

January 2013