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Douglas Balog

General Manager, Power Systems, IBM Systems

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Douglas (Doug) Balog is the general manager for IBM Power Systems.   In that capacity, he is responsible for all facets of the Power Systems' business including strategy, architecture, operations, technology development and overall financial performance. Mr. Balog is also a current member of IBM’s Performance Team and a recent member of the Strategy Team, which focus respectively on tactical execution and the strategic direction for the IBM Corporation.  


Mr. Balog has been part of IBM Systems for 30 years holding various product development leadership and brand leadership roles across z Systems, IBM x86, Storage Systems and now Power Systems.  During that time, he has led major portfolio transformations across all of these brands to better align with clients’ needs and market shifts.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Balog was general manager for IBM z Systems where he led the successful launch of the zEnterprise EC12 in 3Q12; this included the repositioning of z Systems as the foundation for operational analytics, cloud and ultimate security.  From August 2009 to April 2012, Mr. Balog was the business line executive for IBM Storage Systems growing the company's storage portfolio through organic development, acquisitions and new partnerships.  

Mr. Balog graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1983 and immediately joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., working on the architectural validation of IBM’s next-generation mainframes.   He spent 18 years in N.Y. in a variety of development, brand and corporate roles until 2001 when he moved to San Francisco to help one of IBM’s largest clients deploy and operate one of the largest IBM mainframe- and Unix-based data centers for web trading at the time.