Fletcher Previn, IBM’s Chief Information Officer, will be leaving IBM to pursue other opportunities. With Fletcher’s departure, Kathryn Guarini will assume the role of Chief Information Officer.
Kathryn comes from IBM Research, where she most recently held the roles of Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Impact Science.
These changes are effective immediately, with Kathryn and Fletcher working together over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.
Kathryn has held various technical, management and executive positions in research and development during her 20+ year tenure in IBM. She has also led large global teams to deliver complex solutions that meet the changing needs of clients, and she is experienced in technical strategy and leadership development.
Kathryn’s innovative technical research has been recognized through various industry awards, and she has written more than 60 technical publications. She earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University in applied physics and holds more than 65 U.S. patents.