When I Grow Up, I Want to Shape IT Strategy for Multi-national Corporations (said no one ever)



 
 

“When I grow up, I want to be a journalist.”  My big sister knew at a young age that she wanted to report and edit the news.  While the industry has changed since her career aspiration was born, she has continued to grow into the new media environment.

IT Kid During WinterConversely, I wanted to be a veterinarian, science fiction writer and concert pianist – all at the same time if possible.  It is needless to say, that my career aspiration was not clearly defined when I was young.  Somehow I ended up shaping IT Strategy for large multi-national corporations.

My career has given me a diverse perspective encompassing IBM Enterprise Systems and Storage, IBM Software and enough industry knowledge to be dangerous.  Throughout it all, I spent hours listening to IBM clients discuss business and IT challenges.

Just as the news media has evolved, so has IT.  Every day I witness clients going boldly where they never thought they would.  Clients are blurring industry lines, developing lines of business that haven’t existed before and getting smarter about existing business initiatives.

The most successful clients have taken the time to develop a strategy for the future of IT that aligns with business goals.  The result is a smarter infrastructure.

Are you one of them?  Do you want to be?

IBM Smarter Computing can help.

Smarter Computing is often referred to as a journey.  While it is indeed that, I prefer to think of Smarter Computing as an adventure.  The roadmap is similar to a Choose Your Own Adventure novel.

The adventure starts here:

  • Interested in speeding time to market and improving efficiency?  Turn to the Cloud.
  • Want to deliver actionable insights from existing data?  Flip to Big Data.
  • Simplified compliance at the top of your list?  Dive into Security.
  • Prefer starting with advanced technology?  Investigate Smarter Computing Breakthroughs.

There is more to explore, so stay tuned for more adventures in Smarter Computing.


Karin Broecker currently leads a team of software architects in making sense of the IBM software portfolio to help address business challenges. Karin has tackled the big three in STG:  System z, Power Systems and Storage.  In addition, her background includes application development, IT architecture, education and people management.  She loves building a strategy, practicing yoga and enjoying life. Follow Karin on Twitter: @kbreks

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