Speaker Chapter 3
4-5 May 2023, A Coruña, Spain
Bernard MeyersonGlobal Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus, IBM

Experienced Chief Innovation Officer with a demonstrated history of creating breakthrough technologies and then growing them to create material financial impact in the global marketplace. Deeply technical executive leader with an equally strong background in business development, excelling at Innovation Management, Go-to-market Strategies, Global Business Development, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Dr. Bernie Meyerson, an IBM Fellow, serves as IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus. Joining IBM in 1980, Dr. Meyerson invented Silicon:Germanium technology, ultimately founding and leading IBM’s highly successful Analog and Mixed Signal business. He went on to many executive roles, leading global semiconductor development, strategic alliances for the Systems and Technology Group, and culminating in his role from 2010 as IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer. His team led the definition and integration of corporate-wide technical and business strategic initiatives.

He has served as Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technology, now co-chair of this ongoing project with Ms. DiChristina. Dr. Meyerson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE and a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He has received numerous technical and business awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from SEMI, 2011 Pake Prize of the American Physical Society, and the 2014 Turing Lecturer at the Royal Institute.

Most recently, he was honored with the 2015 National Medal for Public Service by the government of Singapore for his many years of service and impact as advisor to the nation.


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