Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.
Over his 30-year career at IBM, Krishna led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.
Krishna previously was senior vice president of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired Magazine selected Krishna as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.
As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Krishna led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.
At IBM, Krishna has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.
Krishna has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.
All American Speakers Bureau is a full-service talent booking agency providing information on booking Arvind Krishna for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on Arvind Krishna speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next live or virtual event.
We are here to help! Call us to speak with a booking agent to discuss your event or specific speaker request.
Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau is a full-service talent booking agency providing information on booking Arvind Krishna for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on Arvind Krishna speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next live or virtual event.
Related Tags: Information on keynote speaking engagements, personal appearances, corporate entertainment and appearance fees for Arvind Krishna, an inspirational motivational speaker. bio for Arvind Krishna agency, manager, speaker fees, speaking agency entertainment booking agency, speaker's fee, how to book, booking agencies for lectures, speaking event, celebrity appearances for hire, who is agent, manager, publicist, who represents, speakers bureau management who represents Arvind Krishna