As general manager for Lotus software, Bob Picciano has oversight for an extensive portfolio of collaboration tools designed to empower people to be more effective, responsive and innovative within the context of the work they do. It includes email, calendar, instant messaging, electronic forms, web conferencing, portals, team spaces, business dashboards, document management, and social software. He is also a member of IBM’s Integration and Values team – a select group of executives who provide guidance across IBM on various business and strategic issues.
Prior to becoming general manager, Mr. Picciano was vice president, worldwide sales, Information Management, Software Group. He was responsible for sales and operations for the Information Management portfolio, a multi-billion dollar product set that is sold in over 130 countries. Bob had previously been vice president for Data Servers, responsible for business line performance of IBM’s highly successful database portfolio of software products including DB2, Informix IDS, Cloudscape, RedBrick, and XPS. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Picciano led the worldwide development and support of DB2 Linux, Windows and UNIX platforms as vice president of Database Technology while on international assignment at the IBM Toronto Software Development Lab in Markham, Canada.
Over the course of his twenty year career at IBM, Mr. Picciano has held numerous management and executive positions including Technical Assistant to IBM Chairman and CEO Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. and IMS Family product manager, where he also managed the Santa Teresa laboratory development technologies team, providing centralized development, test and product packaging services to the lab’s development teams.
Mr. Picciano holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University.