Saturday, February 2, 2008

Developing a Successful Career - Showcasing Innovative Leadership

As a great start to the new year's events calendar, ACS Victoria is organizing an event where IBM CIO will be speaking. Yes! It's IBM Global CIO, speaking in Melbourne, organized by us, an event not to be missed by students and young professionals. He is speaking about how to grow a succesful career, so if you are in town, better not miss this one!

Developing a Successful Career - Showcasing Innovative Leadership

How are career pathways, innovation and leadership linked?

Mark Hennessey, IBM's Global CIO is a leader like no other. He believes in the very nature of innovation, which is increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary and global. This shift means that organizations need to think differently and it means opening up different opportunities for the younger generation.

Presenter: Mark Hennessy

Mark Hennessy is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of IBM with responsibility for leading technology operations and strategic business initiatives to enable innovation and growth for IBM. He was appointed to this role in July 2007.
In his tenure at IBM, Mark has held a diverse series of sales, marketing and general management assignments. Prior to his current assignment, he was General Manager, Global Distribution Sector, where he was responsible for IBM's sales, strategy, marketing, and solutions for the retail, consumer packaged goods, travel and transportation industries. This set of clients represents approximately 10% of IBM's revenue around the world.

From 2001 to 2004 he was Vice President, Distribution Channels Management, primarily responsible for optimizing all of IBM's go-to-market resources and spending worldwide. In 1999, he became Vice President, Systems Sales, Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo. In this assignment, he was responsible for the sale of IBM's servers, storage, networking and printer products throughout twenty-two countries in Asia.

Mark joined IBM in 1981 as a client representative. He held various management posts with increasing responsibility until 1996 when he was promoted to Vice President, Midwestern Area Operations, which included strategic marketing programs, customer satisfaction and quality process direction for IBM's operations in ten midwestern states.

A graduate of Boston College, Mark earned a BA in economics in 1980. In 1990, he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Venue: State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, Latrobe Street, Melbourne
Date: Thursday 14 February 2008
Time: 5:00pm for 5.30pm
Cost: Free

Register Here for this free but great opportunity!

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