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Ann Funai

Director, Power Systems Enablement IBM Systems Group

A career in technology was foreshadowed on the day I wrote my first “hello world” program. A passion for math and science led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, and a Master’s degree in Technology Commercialization. I enjoy being a part of the positive impact technology can have on people’s lives and have been fortunate to be able pursue this passion of working on impactful technologies in a variety of roles, with people all over the world.

In my current role, I am responsible for delivering the firmware, systems management and OpenStack solution software for the full line of IBM’s Power Systems, as well as the base firmware code contributed to the Open Source community as a part of the OpenPOWER Foundation. Prior to this, I’ve held a variety of roles in services, software and solutions delivery across nearly every division of IBM.