IBM Senior Executive Speaks at Farmer School of Business

March 2012

Miami University's Farmer School of Business will feature Neil Isford, Vice President of Business Analytics and Optimization for IBM North America, as part of its Executive Speakers Series.

In his executive role, Mr. Isford leads one of IBM's major growth initiatives by delivering market leadership and client value through business analytics solutions across all IBM brands. He has held leadership roles in a variety of areas, including manager of software sales for the Asia Pacific region and vice president of worldwide software sales.

The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, in the David R. Taylor Auditorium at the Farmer School of Business. It is free and open to the public. Mr. Isford's remarks will focus on the growing role of analytics and data optimization in all aspects of global business.

Mr. Isford was born and raised in Toronto and holds a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario.

The Farmer School's Executive Speakers Series brings business leaders to campus and provides an engaging atmosphere in which they can reflect upon their experiences. These encounters give students and faculty insights about how the executives think, lead and inspire.

For further information about Mr. Isford's talk, please contact Mary Cooper at 513-529-6114 or