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IBM ushered in the new CEO, another American technology giant was led by Indian

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Google CEO is an Indian, Microsoft CEO is an Indian. And now, IBM CEO is an Indian,too.,

6 April, Arvind Krishna, Alwende

So far, after Pichai, NADELLA and others, there is an Indian American who controls the technology giant company.

Who is Arvind Krishna?

Arvind Krishna ,58, was born in 1962 in Andhra Pradesh, India. His father was a Major General and currently works in the military system.

He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1985 with Google CEO Pichai, Haman International CEO Dinesh

He then went to the United States to obtain a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at the University of Banna-Champaign in 1990.

After graduation, he joined IBM and has been working for 30 years since he started as an engineer. In 2015, he was promoted to senior vice president, responsible for cloud computing, cognitive software and other businesses.

In 2018, it pushed IBM to purchase red hat for 34 billion US dollars, completing the largest IBM transaction to date and the largest one in the history of open source.

On January 31,2020, he was appointed CEO of IBM to succeed Virginia, IBM first female CEO

He took office as chief executive of the IBM on 6 April 2020 and issued his first public employee letter announcing his post

Cloud, artificial intelligence and customers

Arvind Krishna inevitably talked about the impact of the new crown outbreak on the company in an open letter and sent it out after taking office

At the same time, in the full letter, Arvind Krishna gave a strategic direction on how to achieve this goal, and since he took office

The first fire: we must deepen our understanding of IBM's two major strategies: hybrid cloud journey and artificial intelligence journey.

He requires employees to understand and make good use of IBM competitive advantage


Second fire: we must win the battle of cloud computing architecture. He said IBM has a unique window of opportunity for IBM and Red Hat to establish Linux, containers and Kubernetes as new standards.

He believes that IBM can make red hat openshift the default choice for hybrid cloud, just as Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the default choice for operating system.

Third fire: must be obsessed with constantly winning customer satisfaction. In his opinion, the only way to lead in a fast changing market is to innovate according to the needs of customers.

CNBC commented that these actions are not different from IBM's competitors, and they are not out of IBM's established development orientation.

They think that Arvind Krishna wants to push IBM, the elephant, to dance again. The core point is whether he will change the company's structure and competitive strategy.

Can elephants dance again?

In April 1993, IBM, which had made unprecedented losses, ushered in new chairman and CEO Gerstner. Under the leadership of Gerstner, IBM pushed for change, laid off 45000 people in half a year, completely destroyed the old production mode, began to cut costs and adjust the structure.

Under a series of measures, just three years later, IBM's share price rose to a nine-year high. Based on his experience in managing IBM, Gerstner wrote "who says elephants can't dance", which influenced a group of entrepreneurs.

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, went to IBM in 1997 to ask for experience from IBM executives such as Gerstner.

IBM, are no longer shining. The core business growth is weak, the company vigorously promotes the cloud computing business, under the competition of Amazon, Microsoft and other companies, the development is not smooth.


Now we have a new CEO. Can IBM return to growth? CNBC gives two key points:

First, how to balance old and new businesses? IBM has a long history. It has many profitable but old businesses, which can contribute to the revenue, but hardly grow. It's good for cash flow, but it doesn't drive share prices up.

How Arvind Krishna can keep the old business and make profits without being held back by them? Defining the company is a key point.

Second, how to arrange and deal with employees? By the end of 2019, IBM had more than 350000 full-time employees, 2.5 times that of apple and 3.5 times that of Google.

Most of these employees work in the service department and do not bring growth to the company. What Arvind Krishna needs to do to give full play to the driving force of employees is another key point.

CNBC believes that although the problem is very difficult, it is not insurmountable.

They gave an example of Microsoft in the report. Eight years ago, many lot of people thought microsoft was doomed, but in 2014,, an indian of more than 20 years' work at microsoft, took office with a radical overhaul of the company's cloud-computing and enterprise-level market services moving away from focusing on Windows business and pushing microsoft

Can Arvind Krishna replicate the achievements of Indian villagers?

More confidently, Arvind Krishna adjusted the management and appointed and promoted three cadres in the letter. Is this the beginning of IBM's transformation?

What's your opinion?

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