San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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’s speaker series features innovators, legends, opinion leaders, engineers, and scientists exploring the past, present, and future of technology. The lively stories and personal insights, coupled with sharp questioning from a knowledgeable audience, illuminate hidden niches. Treasured myths and misinformation often take a beating. Ego clashes, boardroom strife, and bet-the-company adventures get as much play as technical details. All of it is captured on digital video and presented in full on the Museum’s YouTube channel.
The Museum also hosts regular events honoring milestone machines, breakthroughs, companies, and anniversaries. Some are single events. Others are series of lectures and celebrations. Many are accompanied by commemorative publications written and edited by the curatorial staff.
Museum Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am- 5pm and Friday 10am-9pm