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John E. Kelly III

John E. Kelly III

Executive Vice President IBM

Dr. John E. Kelly III has nearly four decades of experience innovating and leading in the Information Technology (IT) industry. During this time, he has played numerous significant technical and business roles driving IBM's leadership in technologies ranging from semiconductors to supercomputers to Artificial Intelligence (AI) cognitive systems.  As a champion of IBM's technical community, he has kept IBM as the leader in U.S. patents for the last 26 consecutive years.

In his current role as Executive Vice President, Dr. Kelly is responsible for helping to guide IBM's global technical and business success. He is focused on overseeing IBM's enterprise wide Intellectual Property, Security and Privacy, academic, industrial, and government partnerships, as well as its technical community.