Michel Bézy-Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Carnegie Mellon University

Michel Bézy

Associate Director, Distinguished Service Professor of Engineering and Public Policy

Office: 129B Porter Hall
Phone: 412.268.7199
Fax: 412.268.3757
CMU-R Office: Aisle B, 4th Floor Telecom House


Michel Bézy has more than two decades of experience in developing business strategy for market introduction of emerging innovative software technology and has been working with executives in enterprises to understand the value of emerging technology for their business.

Dr. Bézy's research and teaching areas are:

  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Use of Digital Information in Enterprises
  • Information and Communication Technology for Development

Prior to his current position, Dr. Bézy worked for IBM Corporation for 25 years. He was program director for Cloud Computing solutions, business development manager in IBM Research, strategy manager for IBM Autonomic Computing technology and IBM WebSphere platform and marketing manager for IBM Digital Library.

For three years, he was the CEO of a library automation software company based in Europe and delivering solutions to more than one hundred large corporations in the world.

Prior to joining IBM, he was a professor at the National University of Congo (ex Zaire) and Research Assistant at the Université Catholique of Louvain in Belgium.

Dr. Bézy was also adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Bézy has a degree of Engineering in Applied Mathematics from the Université Catholique of Louvain in Belgium, a Master Degree in Sciences from Carnegie Mellon, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the Université Catholique of Louvain.