Presidential Lecture Series Brings IBM Veteran, Nicholas Donofrio to Olin College to Deliver a Talk on Innovation for the 21st Century

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On February 23 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Nicholas Donofrio, a former Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at IBM, will speak at Olin College of Engineering on Innovation for the 21st Century.

On February 23 from 11:00am-12:00pm, Nicholas Donofrio, a former Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at IBM, will speak at Olin College of Engineering on Innovation for the 21st Century. The talk will take place in Olin’s auditorium in Milas Hall.

Mr. Donofrio is a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a 44-year IBM veteran who led IBM's technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008. He also was vice chairman of the IBM International Foundation and chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology. Mr. Donofrio's most recent responsibilities included IBM Research, Governmental Programs, Technical Support & Quality, Corporate Community Relations, as well as Environmental Health & Product Safety. Also reporting to Mr. Donofrio were the senior executives responsible for IBM's enterprise on demand transformation. In addition to that strategic business mission, Mr. Donofrio led the development and retention of IBM's technical population and enriched that community with a diversity of culture and thought. In 2008 IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano elected Nick IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical honor.

Next week Mr. Donofrio will be giving a talk at the 3rd Annual EnergyBiz Leadership Forum in Washington, DC. To access a pre-conference interview conducted with Mr. Donofrio, "Nuclear is the Answer," visit http://www.energybiz.com/article/11/01/nuclear-answer.

To learn more about Mr. Donofrio please visit Olin’s events website at http://www.olin.edu/events/Default.aspx. This talk is open to the public.

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