Bernard S. Meyerson, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer
IBM

Dr. Meyerson, an IBM Fellow, serves as IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer, driving technical strategy and corporate initiatives within IBM’s Corporate Strategy Organization.

In 1980, Dr. Meyerson joined IBM Research, leading the development of high performance silicon:germanium communications technology. He founded and led IBM’s highly successful Analog and Mixed Signal business, ultimately leading IBM’s global semiconductor development. In 2006 he assumed leadership of strategic alliances for the Systems and Technology Group. In 2010 he was appointed IBM Corporation’s Chief Innovation Officer, integrating his team into IBM’s Corporate Strategy function, now responsible for the definition and execution of corporate-wide technical and business initiatives.

Dr. Meyerson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. His technical and business awards include: the Materials Research Society Medal, the Electrochemical Society Electronics Division Award, the IEEE Ernst Weber Award, the Electron Devices Society J. J. Ebers Award, the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from SEMI, and the 2011 Pake Prize of the American Physical Society(recognizing his combined original scientific research and subsequent business leadership). Most recently Dr. Meyerson was honored by selection to present the 2014 Turing Lecture at the Royal Institute in London, and Universities of Cardiff, Manchester, and Edinburgh. This honor is presented to one leader in information technology each year, in memory of Alan Turing, the individual credited with the creation of modern computer science. Most recently, Singapore’s President honored Dr. Meyerson’s service to the nation with the 2014 Public Service Medal.