IBM on Tuesday made its CEO succession plan official: Virginia Rometty will take over for Sam Palmisano effective Jan. 1.
The move has been widely expected and IBM telegraphed its succession plan. At IBM's Think conference in New York, Rometty had a high profile with customers.
Palmisano remains chairman.
When Rometty takes over at IBM there will be two females running two behemoth enterprise technology players. Meanwhile, Xerox, another large enterprise player, is run by Ursula Burns.
IBM's has planned a smooth leadership transition before. IBM CEO Lou Gerstner handed off to Palmisano, who is now stepping aside … Read more