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John Wheeler

Vice President, Services Strategy, Offerings, Engineering and Business Operations, IBM Security
John Wheeler has more than 20 years in the IT software and services industry and 17 years of specialization in information security. He is currently the Vice President, Services Strategy, Offerings, Engineering and Business Operations, IBM Security. Prior to this role, John held the position of Director of Worldwide Services Strategy, Offerings and Alliances for IBM Security, where he was responsible for IBM’s portfolio of Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Security Services. In his past roles, John led the Managed Security Services business for IBM, overseeing a global practice of security professionals and a network of 10 security operations centers that managed over 26 billion security events each day to protect thousands of customers and tens of thousands of security devices. Mr. Wheeler has extensive experience working with enterprises, governments and institutions around the world designing, deploying and managing their security programs and implementing modernized solutions to address evolving security threats. Mr. Wheeler joined IBM in 2006 through its acquisition of Internet Security Systems where he held executive positions, leading the company’s rapid growth in security products and services. John is a frequent speaker at security shows, an advisor to C-level executives in corporations around the world and he enjoys spending time with clients and partners to help strategize solutions that address sophisticated and complex security challenges. When he isn’t fighting cyber threats, John lives in Atlanta, GA with his family and enjoys photography, cycling, cooking and community involvement.