Robert LeBlanc is Senior Vice President, Software and Cloud Solutions Group. He has global responsibility for the strategy and management of IBM’s industry leading middleware and software solutions portfolio. Mr. LeBlanc also chairs IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive team responsible for setting IBM’s technology agenda.
Previous senior leadership roles in Software include Senior Vice President, Middleware Software; General Manager, Worldwide Software Sales; General Manager, Application and Infrastructure Management; and General Manager, Tivoli.
Mr. LeBlanc has also served as general manager, Global Consulting Services and SOA, IBM Global Business Services. He led IBM’s core consulting practice, including developing and maintaining alliances with ISVs and the performance of the six global service lines. He also oversaw the company's SOA efforts, directing the strategy around industry IP, skills and enablement.
Mr. LeBlanc joined IBM in 1981 in Canada as a systems programmer trainee in the Toronto Laboratory. During his IBM career, he has held a number of technical and management positions at both IBM's Toronto Laboratory and within Software Group. He has also served in a number of leadership positions at IBM, including general manager of the Application & Integration Middleware Division (WebSphere) for IBM Software Group, responsible for driving the strategic direction for IBM's middleware technologies. Mr. LeBlanc has also been general manager of the storage networking division of IBM's Storage Systems Group, general manager of solutions and strategy for IBM Software Group, and general manager of Tivoli software.
Mr. LeBlanc holds a BSC in Computer Science and an MBA degree in Management Information Systems and Corporate Strategy from the University of Toronto.