IBM Launches New IoT and Education Business Units; Harriet Green Tapped for VP

IBM Launches New IoT and Education Business Units Harriet Green Tapped for VPThere’s news from IBM this week.

The company has announced two new business units that will rely on the company’s considerable strengths in Big Data, advanced analytics, and cognitive computing to the Internet of Things (IOT) and Educations markets, respectively.

In related news, it was announced that Harriet Green, a forme CEO and executive director with the Thomas Cook Group, will join the company as vice president and general manager for the new units.

According to the official IBM news release, Green will be responsible for developing these two units and other new growth businesses.

“Harriet brings to IBM a strong, proven track record as a transformative leader,” said John E. Kelly, senior vice president for solutions portfolio and research. “Throughout her career, across multiple geographies and cultures, she has consistently shown a deep understanding of the needs of her customers and clients, and how to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. Her creativity and vision will help organizations transform themselves to take fuller advantage of emerging data and cognitive technologies.”

Not long ago, IBM let it be known it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to deliver new industry-specific cognitive computing technologies, cloud data services, and developer tools to help clients and partners integrate data from an unprecedented number of sources across the Internet of Things.

Ms. Green will lead a team that will soon comprise more than 2000 consultants, researchers, and developers dedicated to helping clients unlock value in new insights.

“I’m honored to join IBM and to become part of a team that is shaping this exciting and transformative moment for industries,” said Green.

“The Internet of Things will help enterprises and governments at every level unlock entirely new areas of opportunity and growth, and no company is better positioned than IBM to be the partner of choice as these organizations embrace its potential,” she added. “Likewise, education is being transformed by technology and IBM is incredibly well positioned to help leaders in the field enable this change.”