Don Rippert is IBM’s General Manager, Strategy, Business Development & Technology, IBM Cloud. In addition to setting the Cloud business and technology strategy for IBM, he created the IBM Cloud Advisor program to help engage clients on their Cloud transformation.
Don began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. Management Information Consulting Division in 1981 – the company now known as Accenture. While there, Mr. Rippert held many different positions including seven years as Accenture’s CTO with customer-facing responsibility for technology. After retiring from Accenture, he was President and CEO of Basho Technologies. Don joined IBM in March 2014.
Mr. Rippert holds two patents. One for distributed development environments and another for threat assessment using situational awareness. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and five sons.