Nick Fuller


Nick Fuller


Vice President, Automation and Edge


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Dr. Nick Fuller is Vice President, Distributed Cloud, at IBM Research. In this role, Nick leads a global team of over 170 Research professionals and is responsible for providing AI and platform – based innovation for enterprise digital transformation in edge computing and journey to cloud in partnership with IBM and Red Hat product units.

In his 20+ years at IBM Research, Nick has held multiple technical, leadership and client facing roles delivering innovation company - wide (infrastructure, platform, software and consulting), culminating in various accomplishments including:

  • Launch of IBM Research’s full stack and platform-based edge computing strategy
  • IBM’s leadership in application modernization as acknowledged by Forrester and other analysts
  • Launch of Watson AIOps at THINK ’20 for application availability and resiliency
  • Delivery of transistor and interconnect manufacturing technologies for 5 successive CMOS generations (90nm through 22nm) for IBM Systems and OEMs

Additionally, Nick is an IBM Master Inventor holding over 75 patents, has co-authored 75 technical publications and regularly provides commentary on distributed cloud computing for outlets such as Forbes, IEEE Spectrum, TechSpot and to various analysts. Nick obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math in 1997 from Morehouse College and his PhD in Applied Physics in 2002 from Columbia University. He lives in Long Island, New York with his wife and two sons and in his spare time loves playing soccer, listening to music and writing. He is the author of Struggle and Progress.