MBA/MS Executive Speaker: Robert Thomas, General Manager - IBM Analytics

Rob Thomas is the General Manager of IBM Analytics. He has broad experience in the technology industry as a general manager, business development executive, product development executive, sales executive, and consulting partner. He has worked extensively with global businesses and his background includes experience in
business and operational strategy, high technology, acquisitions and divestitures, manufacturing operations, and product design and development. In his current role, Mr. Thomas oversees IBM’s flagship software business, IBM Analytics. His portfolio includes IBM Hadoop, NoSql, advanced analytics, machine learning, databases, data warehouse, business intelligence, data security/governance, and data integration products. Mr. Thomas also has responsibility for appliance manufacturing and operations. Mr. Thomas has development sites around the world,
with substantial operations in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, China, and India.

Mr. Thomas’ previous roles included general management responsibilities for IBM’s engineering services and semiconductor business in Asia Pacific. Based in Tokyo, Japan, he was responsible for this $1B operation, which included custom product design and development, as well as manufacturing. He led a team with locations throughout Asia, including development centers in Japan, China, and India. Mr. Thomas personally managed key engagements with Nintendo (microprocessor design for the Wii), Sony, Konica Minolta, Lenovo, CEC/Greatwall, Samsung, and other leading electronics companies. Mr. Thomas started with IBM in IBM Global Business Services (GBS). As a Partner in GBS, Mr. Thomas led the sales and execution of a variety of consulting engagements, focused on strategy and change, operational improvement, and IT implementations. Symbol Technologies, Sanmina SCI, and AXA Insurance were key clients of Mr. Thomas.

He will be discussing The Data Science Renaissance.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017



Middle Plaza Room
Middle Plaza Room, Student Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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