Laurence Guihard-Joly

General Manager, Cloud Migration, IBM

Laurence Guihard-Joly is GM, Cloud Migration, leading the Global Cloud Migration Factory, accountable for strategy, business performance, delivery excellence and client satisfaction, and covering of all type of migration from anywhere to anywhere, for projects small to large, across all geographies and all industries. From Data Center relocation to Cloud migration for Infrastructure, Data and Applications in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, the Cloud Migration Factory is helping client complete their journey to the cloud and achieve their business objectives.

Laurence’s 5 prior IBM positions were roles based in Singapore/ASEAN and in the USA, NY:

• General Manager, IBM Resiliency Services, Global Technology Services - Based in New York
• General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services for ASEAN Region – Based in Singapore
• Vice President, Enterprise Services, Global - Based in New York
• Vice President, Integrated Communications Services, Global – Based in New York
• General Manager, Electronics Industry, Global – Based in New York

During her 32 years career at IBM, Laurence held various leadership roles in sales, services and business management, based in Paris, covering France, Europe and Middle East/Africa, then in the USA for North America and Global, and also in Singapore for AP/ASEAN. Beside Resiliency, the roles included:

• Industrial Sector experience: sales & and services with electronics, automotive, process & petroleum, manufacturing, pharmaceutical labs and CPG large companies.
• Services experience: new markets & capabilities development, P&L, marketing, sales, contract and delivery, in local & international environments, for all industries, for consulting, implement and manage.
• Complex ERP implementations -- Outsourcing and application hosting services
• Networking, Communications and Collaboration Solutions and Security Services
• Business transformation, Change management, Communications strategy, at corporate + geography levels

Laurence earned the Scientific Graduation, and her Master from Lille Business University, France. Laurence and her husband moved from Paris/France to reside in NY, USA since 2003 with their two sons – and lived also 2+ years in Singapore. She likes travels, horse riding, wild nature, mindfulness & meditation practice, and is engaged in support of people with disabilities.

Articles by Laurence Guihard-Joly

Cloud migration: Today’s business imperative

By Laurence Guihard-Joly

Why migrate to cloud? Cloud migration involves moving data, applications or services from an existing infrastructure to the cloud, or from one cloud environment… Read more

By Laurence Guihard-Joly
General Manager, Cloud Migration, IBM

May 3, 2018

Business continuity management significantly improves cyber resiliency

By Laurence Guihard-Joly

According to a recent Ponemon study sponsored by IBM, business continuity management can significantly boost cyber resiliency. Read more

By Laurence Guihard-Joly
General Manager, Cloud Migration, IBM

June 22, 2017

Lefdal Mine Data Center: Where the cloud goes underground

By Laurence Guihard-Joly

The grand opening of the Lefdal Mine Data Center in Maloy, Norway, sets a new green standard for the industry. Read more

By Laurence Guihard-Joly
General Manager, Cloud Migration, IBM

May 10, 2017

Co-Authored by Laurence Guihard-Joly

How cloud orchestration enhances disaster recovery (DR)

By Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti

Cloud orchestration empowers IT infrastructure to be agile and effective in managing disaster recovery. Read more

By Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti
Co-Founder & CEO, Sanovi Technologies & VP Cloud Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services, IBM

February 28, 2017