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IBM Global Technology Outlook

Wednesday 23rd May 2007

12 noon - Room B1.19, Warwick Business School ( WBS staff only)

3.00 pm - Room L4, Science Concourse ( Open Lecture )

Speaker: Dr Liba Svobodova, IBM Zurich Research Laboratories

Dr. Liba Svobodova, MSc, PhD EE/CS (Stanford 1974) Faculty positions at Columbia University, New York & M.I.T.
joined IBM in 1982 to manage research projects in the areas of computer networks and distributed systems, security, and network services and applications. In her current role as Program Manager, Technical Strategy & Planning at IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory in Switzerland, she focuses on technical strategy and development of research directions. Liba has been a member of the core team of IBM Research’s Global Technology Outlook (GTO) for several years and is strongly involved in defining the Services program in IBM Research. She is an active member of the IBM SSME (Services Science, Management and Engineering) team and responsible for University Relations programs at ZRL.


The Global Technology Outlook is IBM Research’s vision of the future for information technology (IT) and its impact on industries that use IT

It highlights emerging software, hardware, and services technology trends that are expected to significantly impact the IT sector in the next 3-7 years. In particular, the GTO identifies technologies that may be disruptive to an existing business, have the potential to create new opportunity, and can provide new business value to customers. A new GTO is developed every year, and presented to many different audiences around the world, to IBM clients and partners, as well as representatives of government and academia. The talk will also include a brief overview of the IBM Research Division, its main research areas, and projects addressing the GTO topics.