Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IDE Fellow, MIT


US & Canada



Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger is Visiting Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Fellow of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy and of MIT Connection Science and Adjunct Professor at the Imperial College Business School and member of the Advisory Board of its Data Science Institute.

He retired from IBM in May of 2007 after a 37 year career with the company, where his primary focus was on innovation and technical strategy. He led a number of IBM’s companywide initiatives including the Internet, Supercomputing and Linux. He’s been a Strategic Adviser on Digital Strategy and Innovation at Citigroup, at HBO, and at MasterCard.

Since 2005 Dr. Wladawsky-Berger has been writing a weekly blog,, which has also been published in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal since April of 2012.

Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received an M.S. and a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020