Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Virginia Rometty
Born: July 29, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois USA
- Chairman and CEO of IBM (2014).
- American business executive and first woman to head IBM.
- Known for readying Watson, the Jeopardy! playing computer, for commercial use.
Honors and awards
- Listed as Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business (eight consecutive years).
- Ranked tenth "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" of Forbes magazine (2014).
- Included in the Time 100 (2012).
- 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets magazine (2012).
"I've made lots of mistakes. Probably the worst one - I would say they tie. It's either when I didn't move fast enough on something, or I didn't take a big enough risk."