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Dr. Francoise Legoues

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Vice President, Innovation Initia...

Phone: (914) ***-****  HQ Phone
IBM Corporation
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504
United States

Company Description: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), is an information technology (IT) company. s major operations include Global Technology Services segment (GTS),...   more

Employment History


  • PhD , Physics
    Carnegie Mellon
  • PhD , Physics
    Carnegie Mellon University
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HW Heroes 2 | Hacking Work, 16 June 2013 [cached]
FRANCOISE LEGOUES, Disruptive Hero VP, Innovation Initiatives, IBM Francoise is VP, Innovation Initiatives, CIO's Office at IBM. As a management book once phrased it, Francoise's goal is to help the "elephant to dance," ensuring that the global behemoth IBM can out-innovate much more nimble competitors. Here Francoise shares her tips and best practices for being a disruptive hero within a large company. For more…
The Irresistible Innovators - Collaborative Innovation, 17 July 2012 [cached]
Conversation with Francoise Legoues, VP of Innovation in the Office of the CIO at IBM
"We modeled it on public crowdfunding ..., 20 Dec 2013 [cached]
"We modeled it on public crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo," says Francoise LeGoues, head of IBM's CIO Lab, who created the program.
"Once the total amount of support reaches $25,000, we fund the project and move forward with it," says LeGoues. Since iFundIT launched last January, more than 1,000 IBM employees in 30 countries have participated in one way or another. Of the 160 proposals posted so far, 20 have reached their funding targets, which range from $10,000 to $30,000.
All of the projects are intended "to improve the way we do things internally," says LeGoues. "They address a variety of issues, from making the supply chain more efficient, to better sales tools, to internal apps for different uses."
It's too soon to put a dollar figure on productivity gains from iFundIT projects, she adds: "The biggest impact so far has been cultural.
A PBS Frontline profile quoted ..., 13 May 2013 [cached]
A PBS Frontline profile quoted IBM Sales VP and CTO Francoise LeGoues singing the praises of Second Life?s power to keep her far-flung team members united as they worked together from mainland America, Alaska, and India.
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