Robert LeBlanc is Senior Vice President, Software and Cloud Solutions Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for the strategy and management of IBM’s industry-leading middleware and software solutions, which clients rely on to run their enterprises efficiently and securely and to deliver engaging experiences for customers and employees. Mr. LeBlanc also chairs IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive team responsible for setting IBM’s technology agenda.
Mr. LeBlanc’s previous senior leadership roles in Software include senior vice president, Middleware Software, responsible for driving the strategic direction for IBM's middleware technologies; general manager, Worldwide Software Sales; general manager, Application and Infrastructure Management, where he managed the WebSphere portfolio; and general manager, Tivoli.
Mr. LeBlanc has also served as general manager, Global Consulting Services and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), IBM Global Business Services. In this role, he led IBM’s core consulting practice and directed the company's SOA efforts. Mr. LeBlanc joined IBM in 1981 in Canada as a systems programmer trainee in the Toronto Laboratory.
Mr. LeBlanc holds a BSC in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Toronto.