Irving Wladawsky-Berger joined NYU’s CUSP in October 2012 as an inaugural Executive-in-Residence. He retired from IBM after a 37-year career, where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He led a number of IBM’s companywide initiatives including the Internet and e-business, supercomputing and Linux. In his emeritus role, he continues to collaborate with the company on major new market strategies like Cloud Computing and Smarter Planet. He currently serves as Strategic Advisor to Citigroup working on innovation and technology initiatives including the transition to mobile digital money and payments. For seven years, he has written a weekly blog, irvingwb.com, and became a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal in April 2012.
Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is a visiting lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Engineering Systems Division, and an Adjunct Professor in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Imperial College Business School. He serves on several boards and committees including the Board of Directors of Inno360, ID³ and the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, the InnoCentive Advisory Board, the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, and the Advisory Board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. 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.
A native of Cuba, he was named the 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago.