Sam palmisano had a great run as ceo of ibm from the start of 2003 to the end of 2011 the tech giant shifted investment into growth markets and dumped commodifying hardware (pcs) in favor of services, open-source software and a clever smarter planet marketing blanket for it all. Samuel j palmisano, who is departing as ibm's chief, devised four questions that pushed his huge company to stay a step ahead of rivals credit ruth fremson/the new york times because it has become so consistently successful, ibm is almost boring. Ibm has elected virginia rometty as president and chief executive officer effective jan 1, replacing sam palmisano, who will retain the chairman's role the executive who built up ibm global services will become ibm's new ceo at the start of next year. Lou gerstner will step down as chief executive of ibm march 1, making way for current president and coo sam palmisano to claim the top spot. Samuel j palmisano 1951- chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president, international business machines corporation ■ samuel palmisano was charismatic and likable he was also decisive he brought optimism and exceptional self-discipline to his leadership of ibm.
Ibm chairman and chief executive sam palmisano speaks during the ibm smartercities keynote address in shanghai june 2, 2010 reuters/aly song people who work for her just don't sleep, said the source she has a style that is very different from anybody else's, but is all her own. Listen: a conversation with former ibm chief executive sam palmisano this week our podcast is with samuel j palmisano, the former chief executive of ibm who retired at the end of 2011 palmisano spent his career at the tech company, serving as ceo for roughly a decade. Sam palmisano, ibm's chairman, president and ceo opens ibm's think forum in nyc with a discussion on the new model of leadership needed for the 21st century.
They defined great leadership largely by saying look at sam given the trauma at companies like google, microsoft, oracle, and yahoo this year fourth is passion for the company steve jobs and many company founders have this in spades, and this is what separates ibm's sam palmisano from. Sam palmisano was an excellent ceo for ibm during his decade or so in charge of the company, he successfully transitioned it away from hardware into ibm spokesman edward barbini told cnbc that these funds were being set aside to establish an office for a former ceo off of the ibm campus, but. 10 about sam palmisano he began his career with ibm in 1973 as a salesman in baltimore maryland, since then, palmisano has held a series of leadership positions during his ibm career, including senior vice president for the enterprise systems and personal systems groups. Ibm's management makeover as its world changes, ibm is studying its top-performing leaders it was at a client meeting in san francisco in october 2002 that sam palmisano, ibm's new ceo, first hay had done work for ibm before, most notably in 1994 when, at former ceo lou gerstner's.
Sam palmisano is an expert at understanding issues related to technology and data use, having led the transition at ibm from computers to helping in addition to palmisano, bloomberg tapped the legal practice hogan lovells and former bloomberg news editor-at-large clark hoyt to review the issues at. Posted at july 7, 2015 | by : get off the bench | categories : press room,thought leadership | comments off click here to read the full article. Home page writing leadership style : sam palmisano, former ibm ceo he began his career with ibm in 1973 as a salesman in baltimore maryland, since then, palmisano has held a series of leadership positions during his ibm career, including senior vice president for the enterprise systems. Ibm's popular ceo sam palmisano plans to step down at year-end ibm ceo sam palmisano will step down next year ginni rometty has successfully led several of ibm's most but she is more than a superb operational executive - with every leadership role, she has strengthened our ability to.
Former ibm ceo sam palmisano offers his vision for a new model for doing business globally a new model for going global sam palmisano, former ibm ceo and author of re-think: a path to the future published 2:32 pm et tue, 1 april 2014 cnbccom. Samuel j palmisano (born july 29, 1951) was president and the eighth chief executive officer of ibm until january 2012 he also served as chairman of the company until october 1, 2012 palmisano was appointed president and chief operating officer (coo) effective in october 2000.
Sam palmisano, former chairman and ceo of ibm i had the chance to interview former chairman and ceo of ibm, samuel j palmisano, on how he recommends business improve returns for shareholders while enhancing lives in the regions where they do business. Samuel palmisano as the former ceo of ibm is a great example of a leader who has inspirational as well as transformational leadership style as a leader, he believes that every employees working under ibm will always do what is best for the company and he strives to connect people and the. Ibm ceo samuel j palmisano and his successor virginia m ginni rometty at ibm's corporate with every leadership role, she has strengthened our ability to integrate ibm's capabilities for our palmisano had been widely expected to step down as ceo around age 60, as former ibm chiefs.