Joe Howard
Director, IT Systems

Joe Howard is the Director of IT for International Data Corporation in Framingham Massachusetts. He oversees IDC's global IT services. During his 10 years with IDC he has consolidated, redesigned and centralized core infrastructure. Paramount, are the implementations such as Tivoli Storage Manager for disaster recovery, Zenworks desktop management globally and in 2003/2004 moving IDC into the adoption of server virtualization technologies,. This alone has proven to be one of the most successful and valuable changes made to IDC's infrastructure. Joe leads a highly technical team, capable of achieving results and improvements in times of technology investment, or when more creative solutions must be found.

Prior to joining IDC he worked for Oracle, both in the UK and US. Initially supporting the Designer 2000 Development teams in the UK and later was asked to move to Washington DC to support Oracle Education's trainers and help design a system to automatically setup training classes for use in Education centers across the US.

Joe began his career with IBM UK and graduated University with a BSc in IT.