Dr. Larry Clevenger is an internationally recognized leader in semiconductor technology – taking new products from innovation to definition to early production. Since 2000 he has defined new semiconductor technologies for IBM as a chip hardware lead architect. His area of excellence is optimizing the on-chip interconnect from silicon devices to semiconductor packaging substrates for performance, yield, and cost. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and he is a life time IBM Master Inventor, with 239 issued patents. In the fall of 2016, he was a member of the IBM Corporate Service Corps team focusing on creating an implementation plan for cognitive agriculture deployment of fertilizers in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Clevenger received a B.S. in Material Engineering from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Electronic Materials from MIT.