Arvind Krishna, Senior VP and Director, IBM Research
Arvind Krishna is senior vice president and director, IBM Research. In this role, he helps guide the company’s overall technical strategy in core and emerging technologies including cognitive computing, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. He oversees an organization of approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists in 12 labs across six continents. Previously, Arvind was general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, responsible for developing and engineering everything from advanced semiconductor materials to leading-edge microprocessors, servers and storage systems. Earlier in his career, he was general manager of IBM Information Management and vice president of strategy for IBM Software. He has held several key technical roles in IBM Software and IBM Research, where he pioneered IBM’s security software business. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.