Global Director, Smarter Lifecycle Asset Management (SLAM) initiative
Mr. Gerber is the Global Director for IBM’s Smarter Lifecycle Asset Management (SLAM) initiative. In this role he is responsible for the Strategy, Sales, and Solution Development of SLAM solutions. SLAM is focused on asset intensive clients across seven industries, including Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Products, Oil & Gas, and Travel & transportation. SLAM solutions seek to leverage information across an asset’s lifecycle through information management, advanced analytics, and optimization.
Previously, Mr. Gerber was the Power Generation Leader for the Energy & Utilities industry at IBM. In this position he was responsible for devising, developing and executing the solution portfolio strategy and capabilities for all of IBM’s power generation business. This includes capabilities for fossil, nuclear, and renewable generation areas. His previous experience in IBM includes foundational work on the development of the Intelligent Utility Network growth case.
Mr. Gerber has over 25 years of industry experience providing advanced solutions to the utility industry. He has been deeply involved in electric utility solution development and implementation, as well as having served in executive management positions. Prior to working at IBM Mr. Gerber was the CEO of a power plant simulation company, which was successfully sold to a major control system company, where the business continues to operate to this day. Mr. Gerber also served as the VP of operations and strategy for an internet-based file storage company.
Mr. Gerber has a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Engineering degree from Stanford University.