Anne Altman is General Manager, IBM U.S Federal Government and Industries. In this role, Ms. Altman is responsible for the strategy, direction, development of solutions, and sales for driving IBM's multi-billion business with Federal Government Clients in the United States.
Ms. Altman received the 2013 IES&BD Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Sales Excellence Award event on April 12, Ms. Altman's three-decade career with IBM has been heavily influenced by the work she has delivered in the government market. She previously served as General Manager for IBM's Public Sector with responsibilities for global government, state and local agencies as well as education and health care.
Known as a transformational leader, she has often been tapped to address complex business challenges within IBM and on behalf of clients. Most notably, she helped establish IBM's footprint as a major force in the U.S. Federal market; and led the company's server hardware business during the most important product launch in the history of the mainframe business – the System z mainframe.
With a strong foundation in technology delivery, Ms. Altman joined IBM in 1981 as a systems engineer. She quickly distinguished herself as a technology strategist who understands how best to leverage the intersections of high performance computing, business analytics software, and research with the unique needs of government and private sector clients.
Ms. Altman is a recipient of the prestigious Eagle Award, one of the highest honors issued to technology partners serving the Federal market. In addition, her outstanding contributions to the information technology industry and its clients include: Federal Computer Week's Top Federal 100, Washingtonian Magazine Top Tech Titans, Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women, the AFFIRM Leadership Award for Industry, and the CIO Council's Azimuth Award for the Industry Executive of the Year, a Lifetime Achievement Heroines award from the March of Dimes and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; and the 2013 IES&BD Lifetime Achievement Award.
A recognized thought leader who has delivered congressional testimony on behalf of IBM on topics ranging from national security, technology in the military and intelligence communities, ‘smarter' government, intelligent transportation, cloud computing, business analytics software, the role of innovation to drive economic growth and government R&D.
Her work has been featured in leading publications, including The Washington Post, Associated Press, Federal Computer Week, Business Week, The New York Times, Washington Technology, Government Computer News, InformationWeek, among others. Ms. Altman has also contributed tokey government-related review boards for organizations such as the National Academy of Public Administration, the National Science Academy and the Private Sector Council.
Ms. Altman is committed to community service and serves on the Executive Committees of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, National Symphony Orchestra, and National Kidney Foundation. She also on the Executive Council for the Dean of George Mason University's School of Management.
Ms. Altman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University. In 2011 was recognized as Alumna of the year. IBM has selected her as a senior member of the corporation's Performance Team and Integration and Values Team.
A native to the Washington, DC region, she lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Xavier, a fellow technologist, and their two dogs and horse. They have two grown children, Stephanie and Zachary.