Federal 100: Lauren C. States

Lauren C. States
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
for Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives

IBM Corp.

The work: Leading a global team that engaged with clients, particularly in the defense industry, to deploy leading-edge cloud technologies.

The impact: States’ efforts have led to secure cloud standards that have been broadly adopted throughout the Defense Department.

The nuts and bolts: States played a leadership role in developing IBM’s vision and strategy for cloud computing. She helped formulate standards for secure private cloud solutions and promoted their adoption throughout DOD, using her experience with transformational work conducted at IBM to overcome cultural concerns and other obstacles to cloud computing.

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About the Author

Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

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