MiniTrends Conference Keynote – Jani Byrne
Jani Byrne, Ph.D.
Director of Marketing, Cloud at IBM
Jani is a visionary who marries deep technological innovations and insights with a profound understanding of human and market psychology. She is an extraordinarily passionate thought leader who can also simply “get stuff done”.
In her present position she is responsible for Content Marketing globally for Cloud, one of IBMs leading strategic initiatives, creating and distributing consumable, relevant content to drive client acquisition and purchase.
Jani previously served as IBM’s Director, Marketing Strategy for Global Mid-Markets MSPs where she was responsible for strategy and marketing direction of IBM hardware / software / services portfolio for mid-market clients.
Before that she served as IBM’s Director, Strategy, where she created industry-leading strategies for IBM’s $20+B Server, Storage, Semiconductor and Systems Software portfolio, significantly impacting IBM STG’s direction and activity in many areas. Results have lead to formation of new business units; significant staffing / resource allocations / changes; strategic changes in specific geographies and specific technologies; and several acquisitions including, most recently, Platform Computing
Specialties: global e2e marketing experience – strategy, channels, demand gen, interactive, social / digital, advertising, brand management, competitive, press, analyst, direct marketing, market research, marketing, global business strategy creation; deep industry knowledge; extensive network of VCs, Private Equity and Angel investors worldwide; merger & acquisition, IP commercialization.
Jani has a proven track record of creating, launching successful large-scale events. She is a sought-after global speaker and active businesses and professional mentor worldwide.
In addition to her distinguished career at IBM, Jani is a Board Member of The Seton Fund at the Seton Family of Hospitals and Board Member of Austin Chamber of Commerce Technology Partnership. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Maryland.