Carnegie Mellon University

Michel Bézy

Michel Bézy

Distinguished Service Professor, Engineering and Public Policy
Associate Director, Carnegie Mellon University-Africa

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  • Carnegie Mellon University 2011-

Dr. 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

Prior to his current position, Dr. Bézy has 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 Professor at the National University of Congo (ex Zaire) and Research Assistant at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

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


  • Ph.D. 1982, Université Catholique de Louvain – Belgium
  • M.S. 1979, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., 1977, Université Catholique de Louvain – Belgium