Irving Wladawsky-Berger


MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles
CIO Award Judge 2018, 2017, 2016
Speaker/Panel Team Member 2016
Speaker/Panelist 2018, 2017
Panels Participated in
Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution (2018)
Trusted Data: The Role of Blockchain, Secure Identity, and Encryption (2017)

Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is Visiting Lecturer in MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Fellow of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and of MIT Connection Science. He is Adjunct Professor at the Imperial College Business School and a member of the Advisory Board of its Data Science Institute.

He retired from IBM in 2007 after a 37 year career with the company, where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He led a number of IBM’s company-wide initiatives including the Internet and e-business,  supercomputing and Linux. He’s been a strategic adviser at Citigroup and at HBO, and is currently an adviser at MasterCard.
Since 2005 Dr. Wladawsky-Berger has been writing a weekly blog,, which has also been published in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal since 2012.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as a Fellow of London’s Royal Society of Arts. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago.

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