Jane Snowdon Named IBM Federal Chief Innovation Officer

Jane Snowdon
Jane Snowdon

Dr. Jane Snowdon, a 17-year veteran of IBM Research (NYSE: IBM), has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief innovation officer for the company’s U.S. federal business unit, Information Week reports.

Elena Malykhina writes she will be responsible for developing big data, cloud computing and mobile strategies for government clients.

Snowdon told Information Week she saw data explosion, advanced analytics, fast-paced information and contextual overload as four megatrends in the industry during her time at IBM Research.

She most recently served as senior manager in the department of strategy and worldwide technical operations at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

In that role, she led direction of the company’s 12 research labs and its 2013 global technology outlook.

Snowdon has also led IBM Research’s emerging systems design department, leading design of high performance computing servers and new technologies intended to manage the PC life cycle process.

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