Laura Guio

Laura Guio

Vice PresidentIBM - Laura Guio

Prior to her current position, Guio was the Worldwide Storage Software Sales Executive at Tivoli, where she was responsible for a large percentage of the overall revenue in 2009. A significant portion of her 20 years at IMB was spent in storage engineering and services, which have honed her strong sales and leadership skills. Guio was responsible for WW advanced Technology across the Tivoli suite of products. Her teams span the globe and were key to core technical discussions, demos and proof of concepts that assist the sales organization in closing 500M in Tivoli revenue. Guio led a team of approximately 500 employees worldwide as the Director of Storage Software Development. She was responsible for the development of Tivoli’s suite of storage software offerings including Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), IBM’s TotalStorage Productivity Center (TPC), PRISM ILM and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for files. She was the senior site executive of the IBM San Jose facility from 2004 until June of 2007, which housed 1,500 IBMers. Her first executive position in IBM was as the Director of Storage Software Solutions and Interoperability, an IBM Systems and Technology Group, where she managed IBM’s Independent Software Vendor relationships and service and supported structure and implementation of IBM’s storage software solutions.

In 1989, Ms. Guio joined IBM in San Jose, California. She has held a number of programming and management positions focused on customer support, development and operational infrastructure throughout her IBM career. Ms. Guio is a recognized leader in the San Jose community and in 2004 she received the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. She has held leadership positions in Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC), Silicon Valley CIO forum and PBWC. From 2000 to 2004, she was the Chairperson for IBM Silicon Valley’s Exploring Interest in Technology and Engineering (EXITE) Camp, and led the team that extended the program’s model to other organizations in the Bay Area. Guio also participates in National Engineer’s Week.