Technology for the Future
Honorable Zachary J. Lemnios
Vice President, Physical Sciences & Government Programs
Wednesday, October 25, 2017|
10:30am - 11:30am
Lurie Robert H. Engin. Ctr GM Room, 4th Floor
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About the Event
For the past 70 years, IBM Research has produced numerous technology breakthroughs in both hardware and software that have powered the information technology (IT) industry. The last few years have seen profound shifts in IT with the rise of cloud computing, mobile engagement platforms, and the availability of big data. The research agenda today focused on four key areas: (1) reimaging computing – a quest for new materials, devices and architectures to radically change what it means to compute beyond classical scaling with new paradigms such as hardware neuromorphic computing and quantum computing; (2) developing core artificial intelligence (AI) platform – advancing the foundation of the most profound change in computing since the arrival of the programmable paradigm; (3) applying a deep domain expertise combined with data and AI to transform businesses, industries and the world; and (4) reinventing global business through blockchain by creating a shared and secure ledger to redefine transactions and make business friction-free.
Mr. Lemnios leads Physical Sciences and Government Programs, globally across IBM Research, to extend fundamental scientific understanding and breakthroughs that enable the future of information technology. Strategic initiatives include quantum computing, neuromorphic devices and architectures, molecular imaging, silicon nanophotonics, and magnetic memory technology. This team have been responsible for leading technical breakthroughs across the industry and many of IBM's major awards, including: Nobel Prizes, Kavli Prizes, and the Millennium Technology Prize.
Sponsor(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Open to: Public