Dr. John E. Kelly III is Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research. In this position he directs the worldwide operations of IBM Research, with approximately 3,000 scientists and technical employees at 12 laboratories in 10 countries around the world, and helps guide IBM’s overall technical strategy.
Dr. Kelly’s top priorities as head of IBM Research are to stimulate innovation in key areas of information technology, and quickly bring those innovations into the marketplace to sustain and grow IBM’s existing business; to create the new businesses of IBM’s future, and to apply these innovations to help IBM clients succeed.
Join us as Museum CEO John Hollar moderates a fascinating conversation with Kelly on topics ranging from his background and the path that led him to IBM, the history of research there, IBM’s Watson and cognitive computing, to the newest lab in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, Ca. is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.
The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, on-site tours, and physical exhibitions. Now at the Museum “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing”, a technological wonderland that immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and stories of the computer revolution. Other physical exhibits include, “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” and “Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess.”
Museum Hours: Wed-Sun 10am- 5pm