Irving Wladawksy-Berger

Senior Founding Connection Science Fellow

Connection Science Fellow Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger retired from IBM in May of 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 companywide initiatives including the Internet and e-business, supercomputing and Linux. From March of 2008 to June of 2014 he was a Strategic Advisor at Citigroup, working on innovation and technology initiatives including the transition to mobile digital money and payments.

He is a Strategic Advisor on Innovation at HBO, Visiting Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Adjunct Professor at the Imperial College Business School, and Executive-in-Residence at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Inno360, ID³ and the Corporation for National Research Initiatives; the Visiting Committee for the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago; and the Advisory Board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab.

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 April of 2012.

Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago.