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Irving Wladawsky-Berger is responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry, and organizing appropriate activities in and outside IBM in order to capitalize on them.
He began his IBM career in 1970 at the Company’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center. After joining IBM’s product development organization in 1985, he continued his efforts to bring advanced technologies to the marketplace, leading IBM’s initiatives in supercomputing and parallel computing. He has managed a number of IBM’s businesses, including the large systems software and the UNIX systems divisions.
He is a member of the University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratories and of the Technology Advisory Council for BP International. He was co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as a founding member of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A native of Cuba, he was named the 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year.
Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Chicago.
Critical Issues and Grand Challenges
as author at MIT World Series: Second International Engineering Systems Symposium,
together with: James A. Champy (moderator), John Reed, Denis Cortese, Steven E. Koonin,
Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges in Healthcare
as moderator at MIT World Series: The IBM-MIT/ESD Innovation Lecture Series,
together with: Daniel Z. Aronzon, Nicholas Christiano Jr., Stephen A. Katz,
Effective Examples of Educational Technology and Priorities for Future Investment
as author at MIT World Series: Learning without Barriers / Technology without Borders,
together with: Andrew A. Chien, Chris J. Mackie, Ashok S. Kolaskar, James J. Duderstadt (moderator),