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Reinventing the Modern Corporation: Lessons learned from a century of progress

Mike RhodinSenior Vice President, IBM Software Solutions GroupIBM

What do today's leaders need to do to make their organizations successful? As IBM celebrates its centennial, what lessons emerge around managing for long-term success? Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President of Software Solutions at IBM, will discuss the four key questions leaders must ask of themselves and their organizations if they want to drive progress and the continued impact of their institutions. He will cover areas like the role of technology for leaders, culture and values, global reach, societal engagement, and how forward-thinking leaders can reinvent themselves and their organizations for the future.
Mike Rhodin is Senior Vice President, IBM Software Solutions Group. This group focuses on integrated offerings that target high-growth opportunities such as business analytics, collaboration and industry solutions.

Over the course of his 25-year career with IBM, Mike Rhodin has demonstrated a passion for helping IBM clients maximize their return on IT investment by simplifying the way people work and improving organizational performance.

Prior to his current role, Mike was General Manager, IBM Northeast Europe. In this role, Mike drove greater focus on IBM's clients by shifting responsibility to the Integrated Market Teams (IMTs), dramatically reducing bureaucracy, and furthering IBM's smarter planet agenda.

Before this, Mike was General Manager of IBM’s Lotus Software Division. He led a team to create the "human side" of IBM's software strategy by developing IBM's collaborative technology and solutions which integrate people, data and business processes. Prior to that, as Vice President of Development and Technical Support for Lotus, Mike worked to transform the front-end of computing.

He joined IBM in 1984 upon his graduation from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

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