In this session, Dr Francoise LeGoues
will discuss the tools, programs and processes used by the IBM CIO's organization
to enable collaborative innovation throughout IBM
, and to identify, pilot, nurture and eventually bring to maturity those innovative solutions that are transforming the way IBMers do their job.
will also review a few examples of new technologies and solutions that have been introduced through this process to the IBM population and to IBM's clients.
Francoise LeGoues is the Vice President for Innovation Initiatives in IBM's CIO's organization.
team are responsible for identifying, testing and transferring emerging technologies that have the potential for transforming IBM
and the way IBMers work, communicate, and innovate.
She joined the IBM Research Division after getting a Ph.D. in Material Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University.
As a Research Staff Member, and then as the manager of the "Materials Characterization" group, she
authored over 150 scientific publications and obtained 4 patents.
She then held a number of positions at IBM, all of which had the common thread of bringing innovation to clients and to IBMers.
As the manager of the Industry Solutions Lab, she managed three solutions labs worldwide, where customers can see, touch and play with the new technologies that IBM scientists are inventing, and where they can discuss and mold the use of these technologies in their own businesses.
also ran the First-of-a-Kind
program, which seeds the deployment of emerging technologies to createinnovation in the marketplace, through joint Research/customer engagements.
As the Director of Innovation, in the Applications Management Services business unit, she
built a team of senior IT architects to help grow the AMS business through technical leadership.
most recent role as VP and CTO for the Distribution Sector, in IBM's
Sales and Distribution organization, she
used innovation throughout IBM
to help define and build new industry solutions and to help clients define their own technology strategy.
She is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and a member of the IBM Academy.