Harriet Green, a former CEO and executive director from both the Thomas Cook Group and Premier Farnell, has joined IBM (NYSE: IBM) as vice president and general manager for the company’s newly-created education and Internet of Things units.
IBM said Monday the new units will launch in late 2015 and offer company’s big data, advanced analytics and cognitive computing portfolio to education and IoT customers.
Green will oversee the new businesses’ growth efforts and lead a team of consultants, researchers and developers who will work to help customers extract value from data.
“Her creativity and vision will help organizations transform themselves to take fuller advantage of emerging data and cognitive technologies, ” said John Kelly, senior vice president of solutions portfolio and research at IBM.
Green also held executive roles at Arrow Electronics for 10 years before she joined Premier Farnell.