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, irvingwb.com.
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