As Vice President, CTO for Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives on the IBM Corporate Strategy team, Lauren is responsible for the technology strategy for IBM's growth initiatives, including cloud computing, Smarter Planet, business analytics and emerging markets.

In per previous role as Vice President of Cloud Computing for IBM Software Group, Lauren led a global team responsible for establishing market leadership for Cloud computing. Her team engaged directly with clients to deliver leading edge capabilities, incorporating their technology requirements into IBM’s strategy, offerings and plans.