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Mervyn Young Lecture Series - Horn


The Future of Information Technology

Mervyn Young Memorial Lecture Series
on Computing Technology and Society

September 14, 2000
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Macky Auditorium

Paul M. Horn
Senior VP and Director of Research, IBM Worldwide

sponsored by
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
IBM Boulder

Dr. Paul Horn was named Senior Vice President and Director of Research for IBM Corporation on January 1, 1996. In this position, he is responsible for IBM's worldwide research program with 3,000 technical employees located at eight sites in five countries around the world.

In his 21 years with IBM, Dr. Horn has been a champion for translating technology-based research into marketplace opportunities. Trained as a solid state physicist, he has held key management positions in science, semiconductors and storage, successfully applying these disciplines to solving real world technology problems.

Dr. Horn's top priority as head of the Research Division is to stimulate innovation in key areas of e-business and quickly bring those innovations into the marketplace to sustain and grow IBM's existing business and to create the new businesses of IBM's future.

Prior to his present appointment, Dr. Horn was Vice President and Lab Director of the Research Division's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, which is responsible for creating novel data centric and pervasive computing solutions for businesses, and new hard drive and storage systems products.

Born in New York, Dr. Horn graduated from Clarkson College of Technology and received his doctoral degree from the University of Rochester in 1973. Before joining IBM in 1979, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Physics Department and the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Horn is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. He was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1974 to 1978. He is a former Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters and has published over 85 scientific and technical papers. In 1988, he received the Bertram Eugene Warren award from the American Crystallographic Association.

Dr. Horn also is a member of many professional committees, including the Washington-based Council on Competitiveness and the Government University Industry Research Roundtable.

The Future of Information Technology

  1. The Future of Information Technology
  2. World of the Future
  3. The Third Wave
  4. Trend 1
  5. $1000 Buys ...
  6. Supercomputing Roadmap
  7. Implications
  8. Trend 2
  9. Physical Size of a Web Server
  10. Cost of Equivalent Functionality (Chipset)
  11. Implications
  12. Pervasive Devices Will Be the Dominant Means of Information Access
  13. Trend 3
  14. Intelligent Infrastructure
  15. Implications
  16. Trend 4
  17. Next Generation e-Business Platform
  18. Trend 5
  19. Information Grows Exponentially
  20. DB Query Price/Performance
  21. IBM Research Worldwide
  22. Research: External Honors
  23. Evolution of Role
  24. Strategic Research Themes
  25. The Future of Information Technology

The Mervyn Young Memorial Lecture Series on Computing Technology and Society addresses the relationship between innovation in computing technology and changes in society. Established by a 1952 alumnus of the College's Engineering Physics program, the series is co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The speakers are leaders from industry and distinguished academics.

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College of Engineering and Applied Science
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