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Renée Ure, Chief Operations Officer, VP Global Supply Chain Data Center Group, Lenovo

Renée Ure is Lenovo Data Center Group’s Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for internal operations and efficiency, cost, expense, transformation, supply chain & procurement with a mission to become customer’s most trusted data center partner.

Renée Ure joined Lenovo in June 2017 as the VP of Global Supply Chain within Data Center Group. Renée has been instrumental in the transformation of the Data Center Group business by driving new technologies such as blockchain and AI into daily operations, placing supply chain at the forefront of cloud customer relationships and instilling a talent focused and people first culture. In her tenure as the leader, the Global Supply Chain organization has delivered a 26% efficiency to the bottom line, automated over 9,400 human actions and has improved customer experience to an all-time high of 95% on time delivery.

Prior to joining Lenovo, Renée retired from IBM in June 2017 with more than 20+ years of executive leadership experience. She joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York and throughout her career has built her skills in multiple areas of operations, procurement, planning, sales operations, manufacturing, fulfillment and finance. Renée was key to driving the integration of pre and post sales execution operations for IBM, while driving operational excellence from quote to cash for IBM. She was the Vice President of Global Operations for Enterprise Services and led a global organization of over 7,500 employees, covering a quote to cash supply chain for software, hardware, services and solutions, in over 50 different countries.

Outside of Lenovo, Renée is an executive board member of Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA), an association of Distribution Business Management consisting of executive leaders seeking strategic ideas and thought leadership to improve supply chain and logistical operations. She is also a board member of Project44, a world leading Advanced Visibility Platform™ for shippers and logistics service providers.

Renée holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She is married, has two sons and lives in Morrisville, North Carolina.