IBM vice president to deliver engineering lecture

Author: William G. Gilroy & Ann Yackshaw


Patrick Toole, vice president of business transformation for IBMsEnterpriseon Demand Transformation and Information, will deliver a talk in the University of Notre Dames Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series at12:50 p.m.Monday (Nov. 14) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium. TitledA Perspective on Engineering and Innovation,the lecture is free and open to the public.

Tooles presentation will focus on the innovative technologies being developed by IBM, including Millepede, trillion-bit data storage density, Blue Gene, new supercomputer architecture, and advanced microprocessors. He also will discuss the impact that engineers have on society, how technologies relate to business, and career opportunities for todays engineer.

In his current position, Toole is responsible for developing and executing initiatives that identify opportunities that will lead to revenue growth for IBM. He also oversees the development of mathematical models to analyze business performance and the identification of new market opportunities.

Toole has held a variety of other leadership positions at IBM, including general manager of IBM Engineering and Technology Services Division, senior site executive of the IBM Charlotte, N.C., branch, and vice president of Worldwide Sales and Support for the IBM Technology Group.

Toole earned his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Notre Dame in and his masters degree in business administration from Queens University of Charlotte.He is a member of theCollegeofEngineering Advisory Councilat Notre Dame and serves as the IBM coordinator for the Notre Dame Corporate Agent Program.

The Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series exposes students to engineers who have achieved at the highest levels in their specific fields. Speakers from various disciplines are featured throughout each academic year to give students an overview of the diverse opportunities available in engineering and to provide them with a better understanding of the role of engineering in society and the impact they, as engineers, can have.

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