Global Conference 2014
John Kelly III
John Kelly III is senior vice president and director of IBM Research, leading 3,000 scientists and technical employees at 12 labs in 10 countries. His top priorities are to stimulate and bring to market innovation in key areas of information technology, create the new businesses of IBM's future and apply these innovations to help IBM clients. Kelly joined IBM in 1980 and has held numerous technical management positions. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in physics and a doctorate in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Kelly has received numerous technical and business leadership awards, including the National Academy of Engineering's Arthur M. Bueche Award, the Semiconductor Industry Association's Robert E. Noyce Award and the IEEE's Frederik Philips Award.