Before his appointment as CEO, Griffin was the general manager of IBM’s Safer Planet and Smarter Cities division. Bob joined IBM through the acquisition of i2, a developer of visual intelligence andinvestigative analysis of military intelligence, law enforcement and commercial agencies, where he was the president and CEO. Prior to i2, he was a co-founder, president and CEO of Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC), a premier provider of crime-fighting solutions that merged with i2.
He has more than 35 years in the software and services industry. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security's Executive Leaders Program.