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John Thompson
Symantec Corporation

John W. Thompson is chairman of the board of directors at Symantec Corporation, where he served as CEO from 1999-2009. During that period, Thompson led the transformation of the company from a consumer software publisher to the global leader in information security solutions for individuals and enterprises.

With global operations in more than 35 countries, Symantec offers a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help customers secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Under Thompson's leadership, the company has defined a new category of information security software for consumers and has made a number of strategic acquisitions to enhance its ability to serve the rapidly changing security and management needs of large global enterprises.

In September 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Thompson to the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee (NIAC), to make recommendations regarding the security of the critical infrastructure of the United States. In addition, Thompson has served as the chair of the Silicon Valley Blue Ribbon Task Force on Aviation Security and Technology to identify and evaluate technology-driven solutions to improve the security and efficiency of national and local aviation.

Prior to joining Symantec, Thompson had a distinguished career with the IBM Corporation where he held senior executive positions in sales, marketing and software development. In his last assignment, he was general manager of IBM Americas and a member of the company's Worldwide Management Council.

Thompson is a member of the board of directors of UPS, NiSource, Inc., and Seagate. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and holds a master's degree in management science from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

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Last Updated: Wed, Jul 27, 2011


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Category Title Author/Speaker Organization Length Date
Video Acquisition and Growth for Symantec John Thompson Symantec 03:25 05/2003
Video Changes in Enterprise Software: 2002-2004 John Thompson Symantec 00:57 05/2003
Video Competition: Network Association vs. Symantec John Thompson Symantec 01:47 05/2003
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