CIO Speaker Series Inaugural Lecture
Innovation for the 21st Century by Nick Donofrio
Monday, November 4th at 1:15pm.
Adanti Student Center Theater, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CTNick Donofrio, a member of the state Board of Regents for Higher Education and chair of the panel's Special Committee on Information Technology, consults and speaks nationally and internationally on a broad range of topics including innovation, technology and education for a broad range of clients and audiences. Mr. Donofrio joined IBM in 1964 as a co-op student and worked on the memory technology for the legendary IBM System/360 mainframe computing system. From 1967, when he was hired as a full time employee, he has held numerous technical management positions and executive positions throughout several of IBM¹s product divisions. From 1997 until his retirement in 2008, he served as IBM¹s Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology. He also served as (a) Vice Chairman of the IBM International Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology. In 2008, he was elected an IBM Fellow, the company¹s highest technical honor. He holds seven technology patents, has received global recognition for his technical and business leadership and has been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees from universities both in the United States and Europe. In addition to advising business, government and education leaders (on topics of technology and innovation,) he serves on the boards of several for profit and not-for-profit organizations.