Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Samuel J. Palmisano
Born: July 30, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- President and chief executive officer of IBM (2000-2012).
- Joined IBM in 1973 as a salesman, worked at IBM from 1973-2012.
- Prepared the company for cloud computing, referred to on-demand computing inside IBM.
- Led the sale of the PC group to Lenovo which closed in 2005.
- Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet (2013).
- Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company (2011).
- Leading Change When Business Is Good: The HBR Interview (2009).
- Program like it's 1999. (solving the Millennium computer date problem) (2005).
Honors and awards
- Awarded The Deming Cup (2010).
- Honorary Chairman of National Engineers Week (2008).
"Tech never comes back the same."