TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving the world’s most complex data-driven challenges. Today, TIBCO announced the appointment of Rani Johnson as chief information officer (CIO), joining the executive leadership of the company. In her role, Johnson will work with customers, partners, and TIBCO’s management team to help create the connections between business, infrastructure, and sustainable innovation that modern businesses need to achieve.
With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Johnson brings with her extensive knowledge of the full IT ecosystem. With an innovative and collaborative leadership approach, she will help integrate customers’ technology solutions with strategic business outcomes.
Prior to joining TIBCO, she served as senior vice president and CIO of SolarWinds, where she was directly involved in the development of new technologies, drove the company’s strategic GDPR transformation, and led the enterprise business applications, IT infrastructure, DevOps, and information security teams. Johnson consistently exceeded service-level objectives while delivering a 50% year-over-year increase in technology innovation and capabilities through project delivery.
“To help customers achieve sustainable business innovation, we need to transform our business from service-led to leadership-driven,” said Matt Quinn, chief operating officer, TIBCO. “I’m very excited to welcome Rani to the team. She is passionate about innovation and transformation, and her knowledge of systems and infrastructure will be a catalyst to better collaborate with our clients to transform their business.”
“I see enormous potential for companies of all sizes looking to leverage their data and cement their relevance in a digitally transformed business landscape,” said Johnson. “It’s a passion of mine to create business environments that support positive change; develop IT leaders, women, and people of colour; and lower the socioeconomic barriers inherent in this industry. I believe TIBCO has a great story to tell, and we will continue to shake up the status quo while striving to become part of the solution by supporting our customers’ businesses.”
Johnson held senior management roles at the Lower Colorado River Authority where, as CIO, she spearheaded the organisation’s research and development, the upgrade of its critical infrastructure, and the improvement of meter data and billing accuracy. She also held positions at Austin Energy, E2open, founded Guide2style.com, Intel, and received NASA’s award for outstanding contribution in connection with the development of a software program to store, monitor, and distribute electrical power among the various modules of the International Space Station Alpha (ISS-A).