In her more than 30 years with IBM, Marie Wieck has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services divisions. She is passionate about innovation from diverse teams and about building new businesses. In January 2015 she was named into her current position as General Manager of Middleware, a division responsible for the digital platform software for today's emerging enterprise workloads. Ms. Wieck leads an organization of more than 10,000 IT professionals responsible for IBM's leading offerings in application platforms, IT service management, business integration, digital experience, and process transformation.
During her career she led key technical initiatives that have influenced the IT landscape including the launch of IBM's MobileFirst business, Java, XML and web services standards, and WebSphere. Her IBM career started in Poughkeepsie, NY, doing mainframe systems architecture and performance simulation.
Ms. Wieck holds an MBA from New York University, an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a BS in Engineering from The Cooper Union. She is on the board of the Anita Borg Institute and Charity Navigator; co-chair of the NAFE Roundtable, co-chair of IBM's Global Work/Life Council; and a passionate mentor and supporter of women in technology. She won the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Work/Life Balance Award in 2005, the President's Citation from Cooper Union for her contributions to technology in 2004, and an IBM Corporate Technical Recognition Award for her work on mainframe performance.