John E. Kelly III
Executive Vice President, IBM
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. His top priorities are to stimulate innovation in key areas of information technology and quickly bring those innovations to the marketplace to sustain and grow IBM’s business, to create the new businesses of IBM’s future, and to apply these innovations to help IBM clients succeed.