Survive to Thrive – Office Hours

Survive to Thrive – Office Hours


With Deborah Magid, Director, Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

Date: May 26, 2020 Time: 12:00 - 1:00 Zoom

With Deborah Magid, Director, Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

  • The IBM Institute for Business Value will share the results of their recently completed research on corporations’ priorities during the pandemic.
  • Find out where you stack up and how to address YOUR customers’ priorities.
  • Attend and ask questions or just listen and learn.


Deborah Magid
Director, Software Strategy
IBM Venture Capital Group
Deborah Magid represents IBM’s $40 billion software and hardware businesses in the company’s IBM Ventures. She is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world. As a director of strategy in IBM’s software businesses, she also brings insight from the venture community to the development of IBM’s growth strategies. Deborah is responsible for fueling IBM’s ecosystem pipeline in high growth strategic areas such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, security, analytics, blockchain and cloud computing; and contributes to filling out the IBM product portfolio through M&A.

Deborah is based in Silicon Valley. Her relationships are global and extend into emerging geographies. Deborah is a frequent spokesperson on topics of relevance to entrepreneurs and investors, such as open innovation, disruptions in various industries, women in technology and trends in investing. She is a former board director and past Chair of Silicon Valley Forum, the emerging technology hub; and a member of the Corporate Venture Advisory Board of the NVCA. Previously, Deborah held positions in product management, marketing, and user-centered design at Taligent, GE and AT&T. Deborah holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut.


12:00 – 01:00 Opening Comments
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01:00 Program ends

Program Chair
Joel Rosenberg

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