Robert J. LeBlanc is a retired IBM Senior Vice President and Executive Officer. Over the course of his 30+ year career at IBM, Mr. LeBlanc led technical organizations, marketing and sales functions, and consulting and services groups. He helped to shape and lead the company’s highly successful software and cloud businesses. Robert was integral to the formation of IBM WebSphere, which continues to be one of the most widely used platforms for building, running and managing web-based applications. He also championed the formation of IBM Design to refocus product development on human experiences. Most recently Robert ran the multi-billion dollar IBM Cloud business and helped establish IBM as a leading enterprise cloud provider.
Robert resides in Austin, and serves on the University of Texas Department of Computer Science Advisory Council. Originally from Toronto, Canada he has a BSC and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Robert is an avid golfer, car enthusiast, and owner of Standardbred Racing horses.