I interviewed Brendon Riley, chief executive of IBM UK and Ireland last week, and recorded a short segment of our chat as a podcast. In it he talks about his transformation plans for IBM UK, the challenges of communicating with over 20,000 staff, and IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative.
We also touch on the role of social networking — Twitter, LinkedIn and so forth — in the enteprise today, and whether it is right for some companies to be banning the use of such tools.
You can listen to it here. It’s in Windows Media format.
IBM’s UK and Ireland CEO Brendon Riley: head of one of IBM’s largest business units.
Previously, based in Vienna, Riley served as Managing Director of IBM in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East, Africa, Austria and Switzerland, where he was responsible for one of the corporation’s fastest-growing portfolios worldwide.
Prior to this position, Brendon was based in Sydney, in his native Australia, where he was the Managing Director & Chief Executive of IBM Global Services Australia (GSA), an IBM, Telstra and Lend Lease joint venture company.
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