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Lisa Johnston

About Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston is the Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for IBM Power Systems. Lisa is an executive with extensive leadership experience in the IT industry across systems hardware, software and technology services, having executive roles in all three of these major IBM divisions. Prior to 2012, Lisa led IBM’s Information Management marketing team responsible for driving innovative campaigns and communications, helping clients leverage information for competitive advantage. Lisa was Director, IBM Applications on Demand and led the expansion of IBM’s portfolio of hosted service offerings, and served as Director, Software-as-a-Service Offerings for IBM’s Global Technology Services. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Active in her community, she has served on the Executive Board of Directors of the United Way of Williamson County, Texas.

Open, software-defined and data-centric IT

Five years ago, we saw the emergence of a smarter planet, and our world continues to become more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. Through the power of technology, we now have the ability to measure, sense and see the exact condition of so much around us. People, objects and systems can communicate and interact with each other in entirely new ways.

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Unify and automate cloud data centers with SmartCloud Orchestrator

IBM launched Smarter Computing at Pulse 2011 and two weeks ago I described how we would again join Pulse to deliver a deeper Smarter Computing experience than ever before. I would also like to draw attention to exciting news coming out of Pulse 2013 with the SmartCloud team announcing a new solution to dramatically simplify and streamline virtual and cloud data center management.

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