Big Blue’s big brass

Sep 20, 2012
<h1>Thomas J. Watson<\/h1>\n<strong>(1914-1952) <\/strong>\n\nFounding CEO, for whom the supercomputer is named \n

Thomas J. Watson<\/h1>\n(1914-1952) <\/strong>\n\nFounding CEO, for whom the supercomputer is named \nCourtesy: IBM

Thomas J. Watson

(1914-1952) Founding CEO, for whom the supercomputer is named

<h1>Thomas Watson Jr.<\/h1>\n<strong>(1952-1971)<\/strong>\n\nSucceeded his father, oversaw IBM's transformation into the big leagues \n

Thomas Watson Jr.<\/h1>\n(1952-1971)<\/strong>\n\nSucceeded his father, oversaw IBM's transformation into the big leagues \nCourtesy: IBM

Thomas Watson Jr.

(1952-1971) Succeeded his father, oversaw IBM's transformation into the big leagues

<h1>T. Vincent Learson <\/h1>\n<strong>(1971-1973) <\/strong>\n\nHosted IBM's first day for women employees \n

T. Vincent Learson <\/h1>\n(1971-1973) <\/strong>\n\nHosted IBM's first day for women employees \nCourtesy: IBM

T. Vincent Learson

(1971-1973) Hosted IBM's first day for women employees

<h1>Frank T. Cary <\/h1>\n<strong>(1973-1981)<\/strong>\n\nIdentified the PC as a possible challenge to IBM's mainframes \n

Frank T. Cary <\/h1>\n(1973-1981)<\/strong>\n\nIdentified the PC as a possible challenge to IBM's mainframes \nCourtesy: IBM

Frank T. Cary

(1973-1981) Identified the PC as a possible challenge to IBM's mainframes

<h1>John R. Opel<\/h1>\n<strong>(1981-1985) <\/strong>\n\nGot Bill Gates to create an operating system for IBM's personal computer \n

John R. Opel<\/h1>\n(1981-1985) <\/strong>\n\nGot Bill Gates to create an operating system for IBM's personal computer \nCourtesy: IBM

John R. Opel

(1981-1985) Got Bill Gates to create an operating system for IBM's personal computer

<h1>John F. Akers<\/h1>\n<strong>(1985-1993)<\/strong>\n\nMissed tech trends and presided over IBM's decline \n

John F. Akers<\/h1>\n(1985-1993)<\/strong>\n\nMissed tech trends and presided over IBM's decline \nCourtesy: IBM

John F. Akers

(1985-1993) Missed tech trends and presided over IBM's decline

<h1>Louis V. Gerstner<\/h1>\n<strong>(1993-2002) <\/strong>\n\nTurned IBM around with tough decisions and a push into IT services \n

Louis V. Gerstner<\/h1>\n(1993-2002) <\/strong>\n\nTurned IBM around with tough decisions and a push into IT services \nCourtesy: IBM

Louis V. Gerstner

(1993-2002) Turned IBM around with tough decisions and a push into IT services

Former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano
Former IBM CEO Sam PalmisanoCourtesy: IBM

Samuel J. Palmisano

(2002-2011) Sold off PCs and kept IBM growing for a decade with a focus on software

<h1>Ginni Rometty<\/h1>\n<strong>(2012-present)<\/strong>

Ginni Rometty<\/h1>\n(2012-present)<\/strong>Courtesy: IBM

Ginni Rometty

(2012-present)

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