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Jamie Thomas

General Manager, Systems Strategy & Development; IBM


Jamie Thomas is presently the General Manager, Systems Strategy and Development in the IBM System s Unit, a role she has held since January 2016. Jamie leads the teams responsible for Business and Technical Strategy, Development, Supply Chain and Client Experience for the Systems unit. Systems unit provides Enterprise Server and Storage solutions that power businesses worldwide. Product lines managed include IBM Z, IBM Power and IBM Q Systems development.

Prior to this role, Jamie led the Storage and Software Defined Systems unit where she led the teams focused on storage and compute solutions for both traditional data center and cloud deployment models. In this role, Jamie led a next generation strategy that focused on market leading software defined storage and Flash solutions. In addition, the team drove delivery of the IBM midrange and mainframe based storage solutions.

During her career, Jamie has held numerous development roles in IBM Software, as the Vice President of Tivoli development and strategy. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Rational development and client support , and as Vice President of WebSphere Server Development. Prior to that, she served as Director of WebSphere Strategy and Communications.