Arvind Krishna, SVP & Director, IBM Research, IBM in conversation with Cade Metz, Senior Staff Writer, WIRED
Arvind Krishna is the leader of IBM Research. As SVP and Director Krishna has spent the past year guiding the company’s technical strategy in core and emerging technologies including cognitive computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and blockchain. He oversees a network of approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists in 12 labs across six continents. Before heading up IBM’s research arm, Krishna was general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s Development and Manufacturing organization, responsible for engineering and developing everything from leading-edge microprocessors to servers and storage systems. Earlier in his 25-year IBM tenure Krishna served as VP of Strategy for IBM Software, specializing in identifying and integrating new companies into the fold. Over the years he has held several key technical roles in IBM Software and IBM Research, and ultimately pioneered the company’s security software business. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.