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  • desens_photo_feb2014Mike Desens is the Vice President and Business Line Executive of System z, responsible for all facets of IBM’s mainframe business, including strategy, architecture, technology development and overall financial performance.

    Previously, Mike was Vice President of Power and System z Development with responsibility for leading a global hardware and software development team to design, develop and deliver IBM’s System z and Power Systems. He was located in Shanghai, China, with the additional responsibility for leading the Systems and Technology Group’s laboratories in China and Taiwan.

    Mike has over 29 years of experience in the IT industry leading global development and business teams delivering high quality hardware and software solutions. Mike joined IBM in 1984 and has held a wide range of management and executive positions in the strategy, development, manufacturing, marketing and brand management areas.

    Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.



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IBM - Making the Extraordinary Possible

Michael Desens Vice President & Business Line Executive, System z

The opportunity for progress is everywhere. The digital age provides extraordinary possibilities for those who look beyond what is possible now and toward what could be -- to transform, innovate and advance their business with disruptive technologies, lead their industry through differentiation, and ultimately improve society and the world we all live in. Digital enterprises of the future are pursuing these visionary endeavors, innovating continuously and bringing the extraordinary to life today.

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