General Manager of Cloud Strategy,IBM
Donald Rippert joined IBM's Global Technology Services unit as part of its cloud development program in March 2014 and later became general manager of IBM cloud strategy. Prior to that , he was president and CEO of Basho Technologies, the supplier of the Riak NoSQL database system, from 2012-2014. He is the former CTO of Accenture from 2004-2011. He holds US patent no. 20040117759 on distributed development and a second patent on threat assessment. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and five sons.