Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is responsible for IBMís Next Generation
Internet and e-business strategies, IBM Server Groupís advanced architectures
and technologies, and the strategy and development of IBMís Linux initiative.
A major part of Dr. Wladawsky-Bergerís responsibilities is to lead
IBMís participation in the growing trend toward open standards for interoperability
in e-business. In conjunction with this, he is working to make Linux
and the open source movement a natural extension of IBMís commitment
to e-business and the next generation of the Internet. In addition,
he leads the Server Groupís advanced technologies and architectures
efforts, which include IBMís Self Managing-Systems project (eLiza) and
the Grid computing initiative.
Dr. Wladawsky-Bergerís role in IBMís Internet and e-business activities
began in December 1995 when he was charged with the dual objectives
of formulating IBMís overall strategy in the emerging Internet opportunity,
and developing and bringing to market leading-edge Internet technologies
that could be integrated into IBMís mainstream business. The resulting
company-wide Internet strategy has succeeded to the point of making
IBM synonymous with e-business. Likewise, Dr. Wladawsky-Bergerís team
has nurtured and mainstreamed a number of leading-edge technologies
in areas like security, electronic commerce, digital media, and advanced
He began his IBM career in 1970 at the Companyís Thomas J. Watson Research
Center, where he started technology transfer programs to move the innovations
of computer science from IBMís research labs into its product divisions.
After joining IBMís product development organization in 1985, he continued
his efforts to bring advanced technologies to the marketplace, leading
IBMís initiatives in supercomputing and parallel computing, including
the transformation of IBMís large commercial systems to parallel architectures.
He has managed a number of IBMís businesses, including the large systems
software and the UNIX systems divisions.
Dr. Wladawsky-Berger was a member and co-chair of the Presidentís Information
Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). He is a member of the Information
Technology Advisory Board of the New School University, and the University
of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratories. He
is a former member of the Computer Sciences and Technology Board of
the National Research Council, and of the FermiLab Board. He was named
the 2001 Hispanic Engineer of the Year by the Hispanic Engineer National
Achievement Awards Conference.
Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph D. in physics from the
University of Chicago.