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Nick Donofrio States Importance of Thinking Broadly

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Nick Donofrio

  • Senior Executive, IBM
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1945 (Age: 77 years old)
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Nick Donofrio is 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.

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 Donofrio were the senior executives responsible for IBM's enterprise on demand transformation. In addition to that strategic business mission, 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 Donofrio IBM Fellow, the company's highest technical honor.

Donofrio joined IBM as a college co-op student in 1964 and worked on the memory technology for the legendary IBM System/360 mainframe computing system. After being hired full time at IBM in 1967, he spent the early part of his career in integrated circuit and chip development as a designer of logic and memory chips. He held numerous technical management positions and, later, executive positions in several of IBM's product divisions. He has led many of IBM's major development and manufacturing teams from semiconductor and storage technologies, to microprocessors and personal computers, to IBM's entire family of servers.

Rick Donofrio earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1967 and a Master of Science in the same discipline from Syracuse University in 1971.

I think the most important thing for all of us to be thinking about, whether we are young, high school, college, or continuously educating ourselves, people like me at the other end of the spectrum, I think you want to always focus on taking the broader view of the problem. Taking the problem in th...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 5 Nick Donofrio Discusses Professional Background
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Video 2 of 5 Nick Donofrio States Need For Changes In How We Educate Engineers and Scientists
  • Nick Donofrio - Interview - Innovation
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Video 3 of 5 Nick Donofrio States Importance of Thinking Broadly
  • Nick Donofrio - Interview - Innovation
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Video 4 of 5 Nick Donofrio Shares Thoughts on How To Unlock Innovative Value
  • Nick Donofrio - Interview - Innovation
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Video 5 of 5 Nick Donofrio States Value Will Come From Small And Large Organizations
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