manager of the Internet Division at IBM, where he was responsible for IBM's Internet and e-business strategy and for coordinating its implementation across the company. He joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 1970, where he focused on organizing technology transfer programs to move the innovations of computer science from IBM's research labs into its product divisions. After joining IBM 's product development organization in 1985, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger continued his efforts to bring advanced technologies to the marketplace, leading IBM's initiatives in supercomputing and parallel computing, including the transformation of its large systems through the incorporation of parallel computing architectures. He has managed a number of IBM 's businesses, including the UNIX-based RS/6000 Division. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is co-chair of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. He was a founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council and a member of the NRC's Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Chicago.