Santa Clara University

MSIS Board of Advisors: Jeanette Horan

Vice President, Worldwide Information Management
Development, Software Group
General Manager
Senior Location Executive
IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory

As vice president of Worldwide Information Management Development and general manager of IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory, Jeanette Horan is responsible for all information management software development in IBM. This includes the award-winning DB2 Universal Database product family, the Informix Database portfolio, the Information Management System (IMS) product family, Business Intelligence solutions, and Database Tools software.

From her office at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California, Jeanette leads data management software development efforts at sites in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Japan.

As Senior Location Executive, Jeanette leads IBM's good corporate citizen efforts in the Silicon Valley. In 2004 she was named to the Board of Directors of the United Way of Silicon Valley, the Silicon Valley Manufacturers Group, executive sponsor for the San Jose EXITE (Exploring Interest in Technology and Engineering) girls camp program, and California Polytechnic State University's President's Cabinet.

Jeanette joined IBM in 1998, and has held leadership positions within the Lotus brand and IBM Software Group Strategy since that time. Prior to assuming her current role in December 2003, Jeanette led all business and technical strategies for the Software Group, bringing together the different brands into one coherent strategy.

Before joining Lotus, Jeanette spent four years with Digital Equipment Corporation where she was Vice President of Development for the AltaVista business, bringing the Web search engine and suite of intranet products to market. Jeanette has more than 20 years experience in development and management roles in the computer industry, including four years as a key member of the executive management team for the Open Software Foundation.

Jeanette grew up in the United Kingdom and earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of London. She received the MBA from Boston University.

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