Head of IBM Cloud Platform
Joining IBM on May 1, 2020, Howard Boville is Head of IBM Cloud Platform. He directs IBM’s global network of more than 60 cloud data centers across 19 countries and 18 availability zones across six regions.
Howard has 25 years of experience working as a business technologist across sales, marketing, product development, engineering, operations and contracts.
Most recently he was Chief Technology Officer for Bank of America, responsible for the company’s infrastructure strategy across its eight lines of business.
During his eight years at the bank he led the transformation of its infrastructure, delivering one of the largest internal private clouds, which underpinned Bank of America's digital transformation and growth strategy.
Under Howard's leadership the bank's cloud strategy entered a new phase whereby Bank of America made the joint announcement of the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud with IBM in November 2019. The idea was to create an industry platform that financial services and SaaS providers alike could operate in that meets the high standards and controls necessary for this market.
While at the bank, Howard also led its strategy for “Work Place of the Future” covering the bank’s 90,000-person technology and operations workforce.
Howard joined Bank of America in August 2012 from British Telecom, where he served in its Global Services Division. During his time there he led global sales, marketing and product development teams across multiple market verticals.
Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts in business from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, U.K., and a Diploma of Business Studies from Leeds University, Leeds, U.K. He is married with three children and lives in New York City.