Mickey Iqbal is an IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for leading architecture and technology deployment strategy for IBM’s Strategic Outsourcing (SO) business. As a technology leader and an executive at IBM, he leads the global programs for hardware and software infrastructure resource optimization and for technology deployment in IBM’s global data centers, which span more than 8 million square feet of raised floor space.
Mickey has led several large transformation projects for some of IBM’s largest clients and is globally sought by clients for consultation in the areas of IT strategy, IT transformations, virtualization, cloud computing, green data centers, IT architecture, and operations management. Mickey developed the strategy and architecture for IBM SO’s global operating systems provisioning and for IBM’s electronic software distribution services, which are deployed worldwide in support of IBM’s clients. Mickey has filed 12 patents on behalf of IBM and is the co-author of two IBM Redbooks. He championed and led the development of software technology that resulted in two IBM commercial software products.
Mickey holds an MBA and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UET, Lahore. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, which focuses on the technical underpinnings of IBM’s future.