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Phil Gilbert, IBM

At the Crossroads of Chaos and Calamity

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
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Open to the public
Free of charge

Phil Gilbert is an entre­pre­neur and self-pro­claimed startup guy”. At IBM, his mis­sion is grand: to trans­form one of the world’s most iconic com­pa­nies — and the tech­nolo­gies it cre­ates to power the sys­tems of the world. Phil was born in 1956, the same year that IBM’s Thomas Wat­son, Jr. hired the com­pa­ny’s first head of Design, Elliot Noyes. When Phil was ten, Wat­son declared good design is good busi­ness.” At the age of 27 — in 1983 — Phil started his first com­pany and worked with the inven­tors of the Lisa, Mac­in­tosh and Win­dows. Startup #2 came in 1997 and #3 in 2002. When Lom­bardi Soft­ware (startup #3) was bought in 2010 by IBM, Phil assumed that #4 was just down the road. And then the strangest thing happened…

With sup­port from the U‑M Col­lege of Engineering.