Tuesday, November 19, 2013

IBM Fellow Irene Greif Retires – A Pioneer in Building Workplaces that Work

IBM Fellow Irene Greif retired yesterday after more than 25 years with Lotus Development Corporation and IBM. Irene joined Lotus in 1987 as head of the Advanced Technology group and in 1992 created the Lotus Research group. In 200, at IBM, she expanded the Research team to become the Collaborative User Experience Group, and in 2008 she created the Center for Social Business, a global research effort on reinventing the way people work. Along the way, these teams built the foundations of Lotus Sametime and IBM Connections, and revamped email to be the social tool it is today.

A few days before Irene left IBM, she sat down with Chris Nay from IBM Research for a conversation about her journey from MIT in the 1970s to social business and social learning in 2013. You can find it here at Greater IBM Connection.

Irene speaking at the 2012 Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference, where she won the Anita Borg Technical Leadership Award