Ginni Rometty, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM, reveals what she has learned from her first year in office as CEO in an interview with Fortune’s Jessi Hempel.
The enigmatic leader of one of the world’s leading technology companies was in Johannesburg at the beginning of February for the IBM CIO Leadership Exchange.
During that event, she praised African businesses for grabbing the technology bull by its horns and harnessing its power to transform their industries.
She also revealed that IBM is seeking to widen its footprint in Africa where the emerging economy is presenting many opportunities for companies like hers.
In her interview with Ms Hempel, she refers to the opening of IBM’s 12th research centre in Nairobi, Kenya, which opened last year. She also gives insights as to how she keeps her eye on the long term strategy for IBM.