Taking the Reins: Anne Altman

Taking the Reins: Anne Altman

Anne Altman


Vice president of U.S. federal sales, IBM Public Sector, Bethesda, Md.




Arlington, Va.

Present home

Fairfax, Va.


Married to Xavier Alire with a daughter and a son, ages 11 and 7

Most recently read book

"Gailieo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith & Love," by Dava Sobel


A broad spectrum from classical and jazz to progressive rock.

"My late brother, Jimm Altman."


Pablo Neruda, "who can make anyone's heart sing."


Horseback riding, cooking, skiing


"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say." Ralph Waldo Emerson

TV show

"Who has time for TV?"

Vacation Spot

"One of our favorites is Taxco, Mexico."


Bachelor of Science, marketing, George Mason University

Best career advice you ever received

"Don't measure others as you measure yourself."

Career Background

19 years with IBM Corp.

What will be your three main tasks or goals?

"Drive new e-business initiatives, particularly in solution areas such as customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning and business intelligence. These play to our strengths and our already-established market presence in e-business for government. Grow share of IBM servers, storage and software in the federal marketplace. Optimize our channel coverage through business partners, [federal systems integrators] and the World Wide Web."

How important is the federal market to IBM?

"The federal market is critical to IBM. It is a strong and growing market where we have historically done very well."

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