Bob Picciano is general manager, software sales, IBM Software Group.  He is responsible for the overall software sales strategy and manages a worldwide sales team of approximately 20,000 employees.  Mr. Picciano also is a member of several teams that drive IBM's business: the IBM Strategy Team, which reviews and advises on key strategic topics for the corporation; the IBM Performance Team, responsible for managing the key operational elements of the corporation's performance; and the IBM Integration and Values Team, a select group of IBM executives who provide guidance across IBM on strategic business issues.

Jim Stallings is general manager of Global Markets in IBM Systems and Technology Group, where he is responsible for setting and driving the global sales and go-to-market strategy for IBM’s $21 billion hardware business unit.