John Swainson

John Swainson

President, Dell Software

Location
Austin, Texas Area
Industry
Computer Software

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John Swainson's Overview

Current
Past
  • Non Executive Director at Cadence Design
  • CEO at CA Inc
  • GM Websphere at IBM
  • various at IBM
  • Lab Director at IBM Canada
Education
  • University of British Columbia
Connections

500+ connections

John Swainson's Summary

I have done lots of stuff, mostly software related.

John Swainson's Experience

President, Software Group

Dell

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DELL; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Austin, Texas Area

Director

Visa Inc

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; V; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2006Present (8 years 6 months)

Chairman

Serena Software

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Computer Software industry

20112012 (1 year)

Senior Advisor

Silver Lake Partners

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

20102012 (2 years)

Non executive Director

Assurant

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AIZ; Insurance industry

20102012 (2 years)

Non Executive Director

Cadence Design

20062012 (6 years)

CEO

CA Inc

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CA; Computer Software industry

February 2005December 2009 (4 years 11 months)

supposedly retired

GM Websphere

IBM

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

19972004 (7 years)

GM of the WebSphere (middleware) business unit at IBM

various

IBM

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

19782004 (26 years)

Lab Director

IBM Canada

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry

19771997 (20 years)

John Swainson's Skills & Expertise

  1. SaaS
  2. Enterprise Software
  3. Shell Scripting
  4. Object Oriented Design
  5. IT Strategy
  6. Professional Services
  7. Partner Management
  8. CMMI
  9. Cloud Computing
  10. Software Quality Assurance
  11. Executive Management
  12. IT Service Management
  13. Websphere
  14. Leadership
  15. Strategic Partnerships
  16. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  17. IT Management
  18. CRM
  19. Software Engineering
  20. Agile Project Management
  21. Business Development
  22. High Availability
  23. Strategy
  24. Mobile Devices
  25. Scrum
  26. Web Services
  27. Outsourcing
  28. Software Industry
  29. Unix
  30. Managed Services
  31. Analytics
  32. System Deployment
  33. Vendor Management
  34. Business Process Improvement
  35. Data Warehousing
  36. Governance
  37. ITIL
  38. Performance Tuning
  39. Enterprise Architecture
  40. Software Development
  41. Business Process
  42. Software Design
  43. Project Portfolio Management
  44. Enterprise Content Management
  45. Infrastructure

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John Swainson's Education

University of British Columbia

BASC, Engineering

19721977

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