IBMS’s Research Agenda: Emerging Technologies and Future Industry Needs

Friday, September 18, 2015
Information Sciences Building, 135 North Bellefield Ave, 3rd Floor

Light refreshments to be served at 10:30 am, followed by the colloquium from 11 am to 12 pm

Zachary Lemnios, Vice President of Research Strategy and Worldwide Operations at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, will join us to discuss IBM’s strategic agenda including a vision of emerging technology needs, current and future research agendas, investments, challenges, and strategic initiatives. In addition, he will share the critical work that is currently being conducted with IBM Watson and how Watson is working side-by-side with industry leaders to help them discover smarter ways to use their analytics to access knowledge and insights. Watson is helping to change the way we work across multiple industries and helping us get closer to answering some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Lemnios is responsible for the formation and execution of the IBM Research strategy and operations across IBM’s twelve global laboratories and network of collaboratories. Working across IBM, Lemnios drives the long-term research agenda including the execution of the major IBM research investments, grand challenges, big bets and strategic initiatives. In addition, Lemnios leads the Global Technology Outlook, the strategic assessment and recommendations used by IBM’s CEO and Senior Vice Presidents annually to identify and leverage technology disruptions to shape the corporation’s strategic vectors.