What do the PC, smartphone, CITRIX, and robots all have in common? IBM Boca Raton
The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) has invited Pete Martinez to participate in an exciting panel alongside fellow IBM Boca Raton engineers on Thursday, November 30th, that will look back and recall the unparalleled development of IBM in Boca Raton.
Martinez served as Vice President of Global Business Services and the Senior Location Executive for IBM South Florida, leading the 1,700-person organization composed of consultants, hardware and software developers, industry specialists and sales leaders. He led projects in the areas of advanced research, supercomputing and information-based medicine. In 2003, Martinez led the formation of IBM's largest Business Transformation Multi-client Center now a multi-billion dollar outsourcing business. Previously, he led the formation of Business Consulting and System Integration Services in Latin America a 2,000 person, 17 countries, $1 billion business. He was also the founding executive of IBM's e-business Strategy Consulting and Consulting Profession Leader for the Americas. Martinez also led the creation of the IBM University Consortium 'LA Grid' (Latin America Grid) and the advanced pandemic global research initiative 'Project Checkmate' in partnership with The Scripps Research Institute.
During his 32 year tenure with IBM, Martinez was recognized for many significant career highlights, including his role with the original IBM Personal Computer team and as one of the founders of IBM’s Internet Division and eBusiness Consulting.
Upon retiring, the mayor of Boca Raton declared June 22, 2007 "Pete Martinez Day" in recognition of his work at IBM and its significant impact upon the city.
The event will be held at CITRIX, 851 W. Cypress Creek Road in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Tickets are available through the SFTA. Click here for additional event information.