John F. Akers

 

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: chief executive officer and chairman of IBM from 1985 to 1993 during a turbulent time when the rise of the personal computer undercut the profitability of the mainframe computer business.

 

 

Cause of Death: After a stroke

 

Born: December 28, 1934

 

Died: August 22, 2014

 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts