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Dr. Robert Morris

iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 23, 2012

Fireside Chat with Dr. Robert Morris – Vice President, IBM Global Labs


The iHub will host Dr. Robert Morris, Vice President, Global Labs, IBM Research for a Fireside Chat on Tuesday 28th February 2012 from 6 pm.

Dr. Robert Morris is responsible for the IBM Research Laboratories in China, India, Japan, Tokyo, Brazil and Australia. In keeping with IBM’s transformation to a globally integrated enterprise, he conducts his global role from his office in Shanghai. Until recently, he combined this position with another role as Vice President, Services Research, responsible for IBM’s worldwide research efforts in Services.

From 2004-2006 he was VP, Assets Innovation, IBM Global Services where he put in place the strategies and practices to transform IBM’s services business to one that is based on technology or IP assets. From 1999-2004, he was the director of the IBM
Almaden Research Center where he oversaw scientists and engineers doing exploratory and applied research in computer, physical and behavioral sciences. Dr. Morris was also concurrently vice president for Personal Systems and Storage research in IBM. During this period the theme of “services science” was initiated by IBM Research and developed working closely with university, industry and government partners. Earlier, he was a director at the IBM T.J. Watson Research lab in New York, where
he led teams in systems research. Originally from Australia, he began his career at Bell Laboratories where he was involved in developing a number of networking and computing technologies.

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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