• Feb 17, 1874
    (b.) -
    Jun 19, 1956
    (d.)

Bio/Description

the president of International Business Machines (IBM), who oversaw that company's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956. Watson developed IBM's renowned management style and corporate culture, and turned the company into one of the most effective selling organizations yet seen, based largely around punched card tabulating machines. A leading self-made industrialist,he was one of the richest men of his time and was called the world's greatest salesman when he died in 1956.
  • Date of Birth:

    Feb 17, 1874
  • Date of Death:

    Jun 19, 1956
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Former CEO, IBM; Oversaw IBM's growth into an international force from 1914 to 1956.
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