This week’s geek of the week almost needs no introduction. With an impressive resume, technology giant IBM power behind her, and her feet firmly in the cloud, she is at the forefront of the industry. This week’s geek of the week is Sandy Carter, general manager of ecosystems and social business evangelism at IBM.
We mentioned Sandy last week in relation to IBM’s impressive announcement of helping startups with $10,000 per month in free credits into selected startups SoftLayer accounts, as well as free access to enterprise applications and the BlueMix development platform. Sandy is credited with proposing the program for IBM and as such unquestionably deserves our cloud leader award.
Just to give a little context for those not yet familiar with this series: early this year, the CloudWedge team launched a feature called Geek of the Week. In this feature we award the prestigious honor of ‘Geek of the Week’ to someone from our news posts of that week we feel have done something that deserves special mention or praise. This is either directly through their actions or those of their companies. This award is a certification of honor as the receiver is considered to be a ‘cloud leader.’
Prior to her current role, Sandy has worked in a number of different capacities for IBM, some of which include: vice president of social business evangelism and sales, vice president of business partners and midmarket, vice president of software group channels and VP of marketing for IBM WebSphere at ILOG, an IBM Company, as well as a social media evangelist, and VP of international business machines which she held for twenty years.
She is also an award winning accomplished author with 3 books published. She is also very much a leader, and as I discovered on her website, Sandy is a founding member of the WITI (Women in Technology International) Global Executive Network (GEN) program for senior executive women and is a member of the WITI Executive Advisory Council, the American Management Association (AMA), and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Inner Circle, and on the Global Advisory Board of the World Brand Congress.
Sandy has an MBA in managing technology and marketing, from Harvard Business School, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in computer science and math from Duke University
According to her twitter account Sandy is a an avid traveler, social media lover, & GM of IBM for Ecosystems & a Social Business Evangelist