Program Director, Security & Wireless, IBM Personal Computer Division
Security Rise and Solutions for Enterprise PCs
Clain Anderson has over 20 years experience with four major PC companies and has played a pivotal role in bringing new products and technologies to the marketplace. His experience base was established as a systems analyst for Deloitte (now Deloitte and Touche), and as an IT project leader for HP. While at Deloitte, Mr. Anderson also passed the Certified Public Accountancy examination in a single attempt and was licensed as a CPA beginning in 1980.
Clain Anderson changed his career focus to marketing at Hewlett-Packard in 1986, when he became a product manager for the HP calculators. He managed and led the market launch of the world’s first symbolic math calculator. He held increasing levels of responsibility at HP including World Wide Marketing Manager for the calculator business and managing the Palmtop Proven program while serving as a wireless evangelist for HP Palmtop and notebook PCs. He spoke at over 60 wireless forums, trade shows, and expert panels. As a pioneer wireless email user, he was the subject of a major article in the premier issue of Wireless for the Corporate User magazine in 1992.
Mr. Anderson joined Digital Equipment in 1994 as Product Marketing Manager, and managed the launch of the Digital HiNote mobile line. He advanced to PC Channel Marketing Manager and Marketing Director for the Digital HiNote line. He worked for Compaq for 7 months after the acquisition of Digital, at which time he joined IBM.
Over the past 5 years, Clain Anderson has worked on key differentiating technology for IBM PCs, including the launch of Image Ultra Services, market launch of Rapid Restore PC, market launch of the first mobile personal computers with the Embedded Security Subsystem, and launch of the world’s first notebook computer to combine fingerprint biometric capability with a built-in security chip.
Mr. Anderson and his wife of 29 years, Pamela N. Anderson, are the parents of 7 children. He is active in church affairs, served as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 12 years, and has been a member of the American Mathematical Society.