WITI Hall of Fame

2013 Inductees


Marian R. Croak, Ph.D. Marian R. Croak, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Applications & Services Infrastructure, AT&T Labs

Peggy Johnson Peggy Johnson
President, Global Market Development and Executive Vice President, Microsoft

Lisa McVey Lisa McVey
CIO, Enterprise Information Systems, Enterprise Medical Imaging, Automation, McKesson Corporation

Heidi Roizen Heidi Roizen
Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Laura Sanders Laura Sanders
General Mgr., Delivery Engineering/Technology; CTO, Global Technology Services, IBM Corporation



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Featured Profile


Laura Sanders

Laura Sanders

General Mgr., Delivery Engineering/Technology; CTO, Global Technology Services, IBM Corporation

Inducted in: 2013

At IBM, Laura Sanders is responsible for developing, executing, and implementing global technology strategy and architecture, and leads the Global Technology Services technical team.

Previously, Ms. Sanders was Vice President of Strategy and Development for IBM Tivoli Software, including IBM's portfolio for Integrated Service Management and Cloud. She also served as Vice President of System Storage Products and Solutions, where she managed IBM's Storage portfolio strategy and, prior to that, IBM's Storage Software portfolio and development. Ms. Sanders was IBM's first integration executive, integrating the Informix acquisition. Prior to that, she also served as the VP of IBM's e-learning business and led IBM's core-banking services business.

Ms. Sanders started her IBM career as an engineer in Boca Raton - the first female engineer in her department - during the development and launch of the PS/2. She has managed many software development projects, including multiple deliveries of OS/2. Ms. Sanders has a passion for developing the technical careers of IBM women across her organization and the corporation, and has had the opportunity to mentor and coach women all over the world as well as develop and support programs focused on career growth of women in technology in IBM. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA in Finance from Tulane University in New Orleans.