Bob Picciano is 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 is responsible for the revenue, development and strategy of the Information Management business, and also has overall responsibility for IBM's Big Data initiatives.
Mr. Picciano is a member of several global leadership teams that drive IBM's business: the Client Experience Team, charged with making distinctive client experience systemic across IBM; the Performance Team, responsible for managing the key operational elements of the corporation's performance; and the Integration and Values Team, providing guidance across IBM on strategic business issues.
Mr. Picciano has held numerous executive positions with the company. Previous to his current position, he was General Manager, Software Sales at IBM, responsible for the overall sales strategy and management of the IBM Software Group. He also served as 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, where he was responsible for sales and operations for the multi-billion dollar Information Management portfolio. 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