Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D., columnist, retired from IBM after 37 years of identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry. Since retiring from IBM, he has served a Strategic Adviser for Citigroup, HBO and Mastercard.
He is a Visiting Lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management; Executive-in-Residence at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress; and Adjunct Professor in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Imperial College Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Inno360, and CNRI and the Advisory Board of USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab.
Dr. Wladawsky-Berger served on and later became co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2001, and was a founding member of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council in 1986. He is a former member of University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratories, the Board of Overseers for Fermilab, and BP's Technology Advisory Council. He a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a Fellow of London’s Royal Society of Arts.
Having been born in Cuba and come to the US at the age of 15, Irving was named 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year.