Inductee Profile

Jacob Lamm

Jacob Lamm is a 25-year industry veteran whose career is marked by a history of nurturing innovative ideas and turning them into technologies and applications that help organizations around the world succeed.  

Jacob is Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at CA Technologies.  In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the company’s overall business strategy, as well as developing the strategy for the selection, prioritization, and execution of acquisitions.  He is responsible for business development initiatives, including building market-changing alliances. Jacob is a member of the company's Executive Leadership Team, which defines and executes business and technical strategies.

Jacob leads CA Technologies Business Incubation business units and is charged with exploring opportunities to build businesses in new markets.  Under his watch, the CA ecoSoftware product line was established to help organizations address energy, carbon and sustainability management. CA Technologies own use of this technology contributed to its being ranked by Newsweek in 2010 as among the top 50 greenest companies in the U.S.  

Jacob has held various management positions since joining CA Technologies in 1998.  In 2008, prior to assuming his current role, he served as Executive Vice President of the company's Governance Group, a collection of business units focused on delivering solutions that help organizations effectively govern all areas of operations including  IT Governance, Project and Portfolio Management, Records Management, and Risk and Compliance Management.  In this role, he championed the then novel notion of pursuing a unified approach to business governance. 

From 2005 to 2008, he was Executive Vice President and general manager of the Business Service Optimization business unit at CA Technologies, bringing together the synergies of Service Management, Asset Management and Desktop Management and championing the now well-accepted concept of viewing Information Technology as a service to the business.  In 2007, under his leadership, CA Technologies opened the India Technology Center Hyderabad campus, which has helped to expand CA Technologies international presence. 

Jacob joined CA Technologies with its acquisition of Professional Help Desk (PHD), a company he co-founded.  There he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.  Under his leadership, PHD gained industry recognition for having the most visionary service management solution on the market.

Prior to founding PHD, Jacob served as a senior manager at Con Edison in New York, where he was responsible for integrating new technologies into the company’s business systems, including wireless communications, data warehousing, imaging, and Internet solutions.

Jacob co-authored Under Control: Unifying and Simplifying Governance Across the Enterprise, which laid out a new model for enterprise-wide corporate governance.  The book continues to help organizations set and meet internal organizational requirements and external compliance regulations, evaluate risk management strategies, and manage the cost of compliance and other governance issues.

Jacob serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation founded to harness the unique resources of New York State as it manages the collaborative development of the smart grid to secure the state’s sustainable energy future. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Watermark Medical, Inc., a medical services company focused on diagnostic home testing, therapy and patient follow-up. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Jacob earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science.