Technology Strategist, Cognitive Incubation Lab, IBM Watson Customer Engagement
Inducted in: 2017
Lisa Seacat DeLuca serves as a technology strategist in the cognitive incubation lab for IBM Watson customer engagement.
She is recognized as the most prolific female inventor in IBM history, and at only 34 years old, she is one of the youngest inventors at IBM to reach the 100th Invention Plateau Award (an IBM internal patent award system).
Lisa’s innovation portfolio includes over 600 patent applications filed within the United States and abroad—of which 250 have been granted to date. The subjects of her patent ideas range from cloud, mobile, IoT, social, security, cognitive, and commerce to everything in between.
In addition to her work at IBM, Lisa is a TED speaker; Lisa is a self-published author of two children's books, "A Robot Story" and "The Internet of Mysterious Things." She is an AAAS-Lemelson Inventor Ambassador where she increases visibility to the importance of innovation.
In 2016, Lisa was designated one of the Most Influential Women in IoT by the Internet of Things Institute.
In 2015, MIT recognized Lisa as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35. She is LinkedIn’s NextWave of 10 Enterprise Technologists Under 35, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and IBM’s Working Mother of the Year for "Working Mother."
In 2014, she was named one of Network World’s 50 Most Fascinating People in the World of Technology.
Lisa holds a master of science in technology commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs school of business and a bachelor of science in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University with minors in business administration and multimedia productions.
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