Martina Koederitz

“As a new member of the Helmholtz Senate, I look forward to gaining broad and more detailed knowledge of key technologies and the research in this field – in connection with insight into socially relevant areas of demand such as the life sciences and energy research. The interconnectedness of society, science and business has an elemental significance for our country. In my new role I also look forward to providing impetus and ideas from the world’s biggest IT think tank.

Martina Koederitz is senator of the Helmholtz Association for the research field “Key Technologies”. In May 2011 she became general manager of IBM Germany, and in the function as general manager DACH IMT, took on responsibility for IBM activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Martina Koederitz started her career at IBM in 1987 as a system consultant and after holding several positions in systems consultancy and sales management, was appointed as sales manager in the Financial Services sector in1998. From 1999 she led the sales organisation for the cooperative financial services network as business unit executive. In 2003 Martina Koederitz became vice-president of IBM zSeries Sales EMEA, and in 2006 vice-president of System zSales in Germany. Subsequently, she worked as client advocacy executive in the office of Sam Palmisano, the IBM CEO and chairman at the time, in Armonk, New York.

After returning to Germany, she held the position of vice-president of IBM Systems and Technology group, and then headed the IBM General Business sector, which is responsible for hardware, software and service solutions through to cooperations with business partners. Before taking on her current position in May 2011, she was vice-president for Sales at IBM Germany.

Martina Koederitz has a degree in Business Administration (BA). She is a member of the presiding committee of BITKOM, the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, and is active in numerous organisations such as the business initiative Baden-Württemberg: Connected (bwcon), the German Engineering Federation VDMA, and the foundations Stifterverband and Stiftung Rechnen.


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