Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor, IBM
Tom Rosamilia is Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor of IBM. Mr. Rosamilia was previously responsible for IBM's product design and investment strategy, expert labs, global software product development, marketing and field operations across the company's vast software portfolio and was responsible for IBM-wide missions for cybersecurity and corporate environmental affairs. In addition, he was responsible for ensuring operational synergies across the breadth of IBM to drive value and growth in the North America market.
He joined IBM in 1983 as a software developer and has held a series of leadership positions, including Chairman, IBM North America, General Manager of IBM’s WebSphere software division, General Manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group, Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain, and most recently as Senior Vice President, IBM Systems. In November 2015, he was appointed Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Rosamilia led the global IBM Systems business and acted as a local representative of IBM Corporate Headquarters in Beijing, China from 2017 to 2018.
Mr. Rosamilia brings a high level of technological, strategic, and global business experience to the Board. Through his leadership experience at IBM, he has a deep understanding of technology development, operations, risk management, cybersecurity, sustainability, and strategy. He led IBM’s semiconductor, servers, storage, and system software business; all of IBM’s supply chain; and IBM’s Global Business Partners organization. During that time, he oversaw the transformation of IBM’s Systems & Technology Group business to better address clients’ higher-value, data-driven IT requirements, which included making major investments in strategic businesses and initiatives while exiting businesses that were not aligned with client demands. In 2013, Mr. Rosamilia helped to lead the creation of the OpenPOWER Foundation, a collaboration around open server product design and development. Mr. Rosamilia has also overseen the divestiture of IBM’s global semiconductor manufacturing business and the divestiture of IBM’s x86 server business. As General Manager of IBM Systems & Technology Group’s System z and Power Systems, he was responsible for all facets of both businesses, including strategy, marketing, sales, operations, technology development, and overall financial performance. Mr. Rosamilia received his Bachelor of Science degree, with majors in computer science and economics, from Cornell University. He also completed the IBM Strategic Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School.