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IBM’s Head of Innovation Bernard Meyerson Scheduled to Kick off SHARE in Pittsburgh

Bernard S. Meyerson, PhD, IBM fellow and vice president of innovation, will deliver a keynote address about driving innovation to more than 1,200 enterprise IT professionals gathered Aug. 3-8 at SHARE in Pittsburgh.

During his talk, “Beyond Silicon: Cognition and Much, Much More,” Meyerson will share strategies for combining the right team with the infrastructure and motivation needed to power revolutionary ideas.

Throughout his 30-plus years with IBM, Meyerson has spearheaded both technical and strategic initiatives that changed the way large companies innovate. Among his many distinctions, he was named “Inventor of the Year” in 1998 by the New York State Legislature and “United States Distinguished Inventor of the Year” in 1999 by the US IP Law Association and the Patent and Trademark Office.

“As the mainframe continues to drive innovation, we’re delighted to host Bernie Meyerson at SHARE in Pittsburgh and hear his insights into leading growth and invention at large companies,” said Brian Peterson, SHARE president. “Bernie’s unique experiences and expert commentary will provide a wonderful foundation for the week as we focus on the mainframe as an engine of progress.”

Robert Andrews, co-founder and CISO of Mainstream Security, will deliver a second keynote address, “Security Trends—Looking to Future Threats.” The talk will cover trending threats and predictions for the future, as well as preparation strategies to keep your operations safe.

If you’re unable to attend SHARE in Pittsburgh, participate virtually through SHARE Live! More than two-dozen sessions, including “Security Challenges in the 21st Century: The Target Breach,” “Change You Can Believe In: Every Change Is an Outage Waiting to Happen...” and “z/OS Connect: Opening up z/OS Assets to the Cloud and Mobile Worlds” will be available through the webcast. Visit www.SHARE.org/PittsburghLive for the schedule and more information about registration. The package also includes six months of on-demand access to recorded sessions.

SHARE in Pittsburgh at the Donald L. Lawrence Convention Center is open to both members and nonmembers. Visit SHARE.org for more information about registration and fees. One-day passes as well as group rates are available.

About SHARE Inc.

SHARE is an independent, volunteer-run association providing IBM customers with user-focused education, professional networking and a forum to influence the information technology industry. Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer opportunities.

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