Zachary Lemnios  Zachary Lemnios photo         

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Vice President, Research Strategy and Worldwide Operations
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA



 Mr. Lemnios is responsible for the formation and execution of the IBM Research strategy and operations across IBM's twelve global laboratories and network of collaboratories. Working across IBM, Mr. Lemnios drives the long-term research agenda including the execution of the major IBM research investments, grand challenges, big bets and strategic initiatives. In addition, Mr. Lemnios leads the Global Technology Outlook, the strategic assessment and recommendations used by IBM's CEO and Senior Vice Presidents annually to identify and leverage technology disruptions to shape the corporation’s strategic vectors.


Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Lemnios was the Chief Technology Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory and served three terms in high level civilian leadership in the Department of Defense with detailed and extended interactions across the whole of US government and with leaders across US allied nations. Mr. Lemnios was confirmed as The Honorable Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) by the United States Senate. In this position, Mr. Lemnios was the Chief Technology Officer for Department of Defense and shaped the Department’s technical strategy to support the President’s national security objectives and the Secretary’s priorities. He launched Department and international initiatives in large data analytics, decision support, engineering education, electronic warfare, cyber, autonomy, advanced propulsion, hypersonics, and rail gun concepts as future capabilities for the nation.



Mr. Lemnios received his BSEE from the University of Michigan and his MSEE from Washington University in St. Louis. He has served on numerous national security, industry and academic committees. He has authored over 40 papers, holds 4 patents in advanced GaAs device and MMIC technology and is a Fellow of the IEEE. Mr. Lemnios received special recognition from the Australian Government Department of Defence and was awarded Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.