Xerxes Cooper, General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Canada Ltd., leads the country’s largest services integrator to design, build, and run the systems and services that Canadian organizations rely upon.
Xerxes partners with clients to achieve their strategic objectives by leveraging resilient public, private, and hybrid cloud implementations that are underpinned by managed security services across networking, systems and mobility offerings. His organization’s industry-driven view enables clients to harness the value of cognitive computing and emerging technologies while addressing their individual market needs.
Over the course of his career, Xerxes has spent nearly two decades as a senior technical executive in Canada and around the world. His deep background in transformation gives him a unique and valuable viewpoint as a respected technology executive.
Focused upon giving back to the community, Xerxes participates in activities that support the advancement of young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Xerxes is a member of the Board of Directors for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Network, where he is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. In addition, Xerxes is a member of the Board of Directors for Venture Labs and ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada). Most recently, he’s joined Junior Achievement Central Ontario’s Board of Governors.
A registered CMA/CPA and member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada, Xerxes holds an honours BBA specializing in Finance and Accounting from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Xerxes has a passion for soccer and basketball, is an avid history buff, and delights in experiencing new cultures and cuisines. He lives in Markham Canada with his wife and two young children.