Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. EDT
Ideas for Tomorrow: Registration & Event Details
Register below for our event with Chief Executive Officer at IBM, Arvind Krishna. For more event details, please contact Cleveland Clinic Event Marketing at [email protected].Register
Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.
Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.
Arvind previously was senior vice president of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired Magazine selected Arvind as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.
As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.
At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.
Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.
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Stephen A. Schwarzman
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Larry J. Merlo
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
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General Stan McChrystal
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Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
Chairman, President and CEO of IBM
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil
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Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft
Chief Operating Officer at Facebook
Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab
Frederick W. Smith
Founder and CEO of FedEx Corporation
National Basketball Association Commissioner
Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Play by Play Announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers
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Admiral Michael Rogers
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Jack and Suzy Welch
Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute and Author
Lord Norman Foster
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Chief Engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
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Dr. Donald Berwick
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Founding CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee
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Diane von Furstenberg
General Stanley A. McChrystal
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Dr. Ben S. Bernanke
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System
General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.)
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Dr. Atul Gawande
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Victor L.L. Chu
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H. Lee Scott, Jr.
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Michael E. Porter
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His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Glenn D. Lowry
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Steven A. Burd
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