Friday, October 28, 2011
This year marks IBM's 100th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, IBM vice president and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Wayne Balta (E'82) returned to campus to give a special lecture.
An overflow crowd listened intently to his insights on what an organization needs to do to succeed in today's world. Balta, who is vice president of corporate environmental affairs and product safety was joined by longtime CMU friend Robert Morris, vice president of IBM research. Following the lecture, the two answered questions from the audience.
CMU has been working with IBM as part of its Smarter Planet initiative to create technology to help cities, governments and industries worldwide develop smarter infrastructure. The IBM Smarter Infrastructure Lab is part of the Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator at CMU.