Marguerite Raaen, Ph.D - Home
Dr. Marguerite Raaen is a recognized innovative executive leader with global business acumen and deep technical knowledge. She has held global executive roles with corporations such as IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank / Intelisys Electronic Commerce (NYC), and Cable & Wireless / Exodus / Digital Island (London), as well as, federal government executive roles as the Chief Technology Officer and Principal Deputy CIO with the US Department of Education and IT executive appointee with the NIH / the National Cancer Institute. She implemented new security measures for at risk global applications for F50 in over 16 countries. Dr. Raaen holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Psychology and from Georgia State University, with a Dissertation, with the US Army, on Human Centric User Interfaces; a Masters in Social Sciences & Statistics; and, a BS in Psychology & Statistics.

To highlight some of Dr. Raaen's recognitions, in 2005, while at the National Cancer Institute, she was awarded the NCI Scientific Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in computer science applications for integrating information across National Cancer Institute (NCI) and 60 US Cancer Centers for a public portal for worldwide cancer research, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb364574.htm. She was a key note speaker at The International Alliance for Women 2006 Conference in Santiago, Chile, "New IT Technologies for 2006, Impact on Business", http://www.faceaucentral.cl/emprendimiento_2006/i_participantes.html.

Dr. Raaen was a key executive with the world's largest global hosting / outsource vendor - Cable & Wireless / Exodus / Digital Island (CW). She managed the CW Global Internet Division with US$790 million P&L, overseeing 7 executives, 603 employees and contractors in US, Japan and EMEA. She held a position on the European Union (EU) IT Security Committee for CW, promoting adherence to EU, Japan and US data and security laws. As a senior federal executive, CTO / CSO, she managed a CIO department for a $140 Billion (B) federal Cabinet Level Agency with $347M P&L with 9 executive direct reports and 407 employees/ contractors, responsible for applications, data centers, network operations, security, FOIA, web, telecom, and IT investment.

In November 2002, Dr. Raaen was presented to Congress as one of the top 5 US IT Executives, for "Best Practices for Efficient IT Development Processes" by the Federal Government GAO Office. She was also a key IT executive for NIH and a contributor to the caBIG program that won the Computerworld's Honors Program Laureate Award in Science for 2006, http://www.cwhonors.org/case_studies/NationalCancerInstitute.pdf. Dr. Raaen was honored by the MD General Assembly for 2006 with a Distinguished Accomplishment Award for Computer Science.

Dr. Raaen's career spans executive roles with both commercial and the federal government. She was a practice executive with IBM, a key executive with Booz Allen Hamilton's Federal Practice and a consultant with IBM, Unisys, SAP and SAIC on key IT initiatives. Her membership in the Federal CIO Council, initiating initiatives for EA, Security, IT Best Practices, Critical Infrastructure, Enterprise Interoperability and e-GOV applications allowed her the chance to share her deep IT knowledge. At Chase Manhattan Bank / Intelisys Electronic Commerce, she was SVP of Internet Business Development & Technology Acquisition for the e-ConnectTrade Product Suite and managed key partners, i.e. IBM, SAIC, HP, Intuit, Oracle, SUN, Cisco, CSC and Microsoft.

Dr. Raaen led enterprise innovation strategy and research projects to create "out of the box" patents in the areas of digital movies, digital appliances, new storage technology and Internet search. In July 2002, while at IBM, she was granted a US Patent, 6,424,997 B1, for artificial intelligence technology to aid end users in using vernacular searches to find information from a corporation or government entity. This technology has been used by KANA, Amacis, & HSBC, for employee internet searching, intranets, VAR extranets and various customer e-commerce and services portals in the US, Japan and Europe, http://www.uspto.gov

Throughout her IBM 16-year career, Dr. Raaen held progressively more responsible positions. She held executive positions in the WebSphere development, marketing, sales, product development, and global services. As a co-author of the IBM 5 year plan, she helped to improve IBM's market share and received the prestigious IBM Corporate Strategy Award. As a technologist reporting to IBM's CFO, she was deeply involved in the conversion of IBM to an Internet company and the purchase of internet software companies for the IBM portfolio. She received the IBM Software Executive Award (92) and the Chairman's Eagle Award for the Top Sales Employee (90). Her governance roles include Director, HireNetworks (NC), Director, Junior Engineering Technical Society (VA), and a Scientific Fellow for VC, Catalyst Advisors LLC (CA).