Irving Wladawsky-Berger,

Irving Wladawsky-Berger


Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is a Research Affiliate at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Initiative on the Digital Economy, of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan, of MIT Connection Science, and of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. He retired from IBM in May of 2007 after a 37 year career with the company, where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He led a number of IBM’s companywide initiatives including the Internet, Supercomputing and Linux. He’s been Adviser on Digital Strategy and Innovation at Citigroup, at HBO, and at MasterCard; Adjunct Professor at the Imperial College Business School; and guest columnist at the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal. Since 2005 he has been writing a weekly blog, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is a member of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the Linux Foundation Research Advisory Board. He was co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, and 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. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago.