Full biographyRobert Picciano is Senior Vice President, IBM Analytics. He has global responsibility for the strategy and management of IBM’s industry-leading data and analytics portfolio. In this role, he oversees teams focused on analytics solutions tailored by industry; analytics and data management platforms; cloud data services; enterprise social software and talent management solutions; industry and transformation consulting, and advanced solutions and services that combine cloud, analytics and mobile technologies.
Mr. Picciano has held numerous executive positions with the company. Prior to his current assignment, he was Senior Vice President, Information and Analytics Group, part of IBM’s Software organization. He also served as general manager, Information Management, responsible for the revenue, development and strategy of the IBM Information Management software business, which includes database, data warehouse, master data management and associated software. Previously, he was general manager, Software Sales at IBM, overseeing sales strategy and management of the Software sales team; he also was the general manager of Lotus Software.
In addition, Mr. Picciano has served in executive roles across Information Management, including research, development and sales. He led the worldwide development and support of DB2 Linux, Windows and Unix platforms as vice president of Database Technology at the IBM Software Development Laboratory in Markham, Canada. In his role as vice president of Data Servers, he was responsible for the development of the database portfolio.
Mr. Picciano began his IBM career in 1987 in Bethesda, Maryland, as a software developer and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.