Robert Picciano is Senior Vice President, Information and Analytics Group. He has global responsibility for the strategy and management of IBM’s industry leading big data, analytics and content management portfolio. Mr. Picciano is a member of several global leadership teams, including the Operating Team, responsible for managing the key operational elements of the corporation's performance, the Performance Team, and the IBM Growth & Transformation team, which provides guidance across IBM on strategic business issues. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology.
Mr. Picciano has held numerous executive positions with the company. Previous to his current position, he was General Manager, Information Management, responsible for the revenue, development and strategy of the IBM Information Management software business, which includes database, data warehouse, information integration, master data management, integrated data management and associated software. Before leading the Information Management group, he served as General Manger, Software Sales at IBM, responsible for the overall sales strategy and management of the IBM Software Group. He has also held the position of general manager of Lotus Software. In this role, he oversaw IBM's extensive portfolio of collaboration software which empowers people to connect, collaborate and innovate so they can work more productively. Prior to this, Mr. Picciano was vice president of sales, Information Management, IBM Software Group. Mr. Picciano also 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. He also was vice president for Data Servers, 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.