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Technology, Business and Government Lecture: Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM
September 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and CEO of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these technologies.
Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.
Arvind previously was SVP of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies.
Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.