Deborah Magid

Deborah Magid

Director, Software Strategy

IBM Venture Capital Group

Deborah Magid represents IBM’s $25 B software business in the company’s 14-year old Venture Capital Group. Her expertise spans several industries.

Deborah is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world. She scouts for emerging business opportunities, and shares views on innovation and growth areas of the market. As a director of strategy in IBM Software Group, she also brings insight from the venture community to the development of IBM’s growth strategies. Deborah is responsible for fueling the ecosystem pipeline in strategic areas related to building a “smarter planet” and contributes to filling out the IBM product portfolio through M&A.

Deborah’s relationships are global and extend into emerging geographies. Deborah is a frequent spokes-person on topics of relevance to entrepreneurs and investors. She is the outgoing Chairman of the Board of SVForum, the Silicon Valley emerging technology network; on the advisory board of White Bull, serving the European entrepreneurial and venture communities; and on the Steering Committee of the California Sustainability Alliance.

Previously, Deborah held positions in product management, marketing, and user-centered design at Taligent, GE Information Services and AT&T.

Deborah holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut.

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