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Jeffrey S. Katz
Chief Technology Officer, Energy and Utilities industry, IBM

Jeffrey S. Katz is the Chief Technology Officer for the Energy and Utilities industry at IBM. He is involved with the application, development, and innovation of IBM products, services, technology and research for electric power companies and related organizations. Jeff has worked on the industry’s strategic growth case, the IBM Innovation Jam workshops, the IBM Intelligent Utility Network initiative, and is the primary industry liaison with IBM Research. He led the Innovation Jam for Nuclear Power and was an invited speaker to the European Sector Technical Institute and the E&U University. He has presented at several industry conferences, and has participated in partnership discussions with equipment manufacturers. Jeff frequently engages with utility customer technology executives.

Prior to that he was the Manager of the Computer Science department at the U.S. Corporate Research Center of ABB, and then of ALSTOM, Before that he was with ABB Power Generation, managing development of computer systems for nuclear and fossil power plants. He has extensive experience in research and development, computerization of power generation systems, real-time computing, computer systems, electronic communications, process control systems, and computer based enterprise engineering tools, scientific computing, and robotics.

He is an author on five patents in tele-medicine and computer vision. He has a Commercial General Radiotelephone license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He is a member of Sigma Xi.

Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and has done work toward a Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering.

Jeff has organized or taught several volunteer activities around robotics for education, including FIRST and FIRST Lego League. Jeff is also a long time amateur (ham) radio operator.

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