Lisa Seacat DeLuca

Senior Director Product & Engineering @ Unstoppable Domains, Author, Keynote Speaker & Inventor


Lisa Seacat DeLuca leads the engineering, design, and product management organization at Unstoppable Domains innovating the future of the decentralized web. She is the 2nd Most Prolific Female Inventor in the world and as a technology executive for the past decade, Lisa brings emerging technology to life. Previously, Lisa spent 16 years at IBM as a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Product Management. Lisa holds a Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University with minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Productions.

Lisa is an Inductee into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame, Entrepreneur Magazine listed Lisa as one of their "49 Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Reshaping the Business World", she's one of the 115 Most Inspirational Women in Web3 and the Metaverse, and she's been featured in #LinkedInTopVoices in Technology list three years (2019 #2, 2018 #1, 2017 #2), and was an MIT 35 under 35. She is a TED speaker, a self-published author of two children’s books titled "A Robot Story" and “The Internet of Mysterious Things”, and the most prolific female inventor in IBM history. Her innovation portfolio includes over 1,000 patents filed in the United States and abroad, of which, over 650 have been granted, to date. The topic of her innovations include cloud, mobile, IoT, social, security, AI, commerce, blockchain, web3. Lisa is an AAAS-Lemelson Inventor Ambassador where she increases visibility to the importance of innovation. Lisa has spoken at numerous tech conferences and written articles to share her technology and innovation passion with others.

For recent articles and information about Lisa, visit or follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaSeacat.

By the Numbers

Children's Books

Awards, Recognition, and Eminense


2023 Tartans on the Rise

Carnegie Mellon University

Tartans on the Rise celebrates recent alumni who are making an impact in their organizations and in their communities, across the nation and around the world through leadership, innovation and career achievements. Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Tech Executive and Web3 Identity Innovator, Unstoppable Domains


Most INspirational Women of Web3 and the Metaverse

Unstoppable Women of Web3

Unstoppable Women of Web3 is on a mission to make Web3 an equally representative space through education, networking, and representation. That’s why earlier this year, we introduced the top Inspirational Women of Web3 and the Metaverse — a resource to recognize the amazing women that are making strides to build the future of the Internet — and committed to releasing this list twice per year. One of my favorite quotes is “if you can see it, you can be it", and these lists of amazing women allow girls and women to see themselves reflected in this incredible industry.


Engati Team - 30 LinkedIn Top Voices in Technology for 2022

Lisa Seacat DeLuca #6

The technology market share is just increasing like an oil spill in the ocean and becoming more and more complex and overwhelming to cope with. To help you learn and understand the ever-changing landscape of technology, we are extending a list of 30 Top LinkedIn Voice in Technology. Comprising the array of powerful thought leaders, tech advocates, entrepreneurs, authors, tech evangelists, data scientists & keynote speakers around the globe.


LinkedIn Top Voices in Technology

Lisa Seacat DeLuca #2

"A quadruple threat of accomplished inventor, distinguished engineer, entrepreneur and noted educator, DeLuca’s presence on LinkedIn continues to inspire her network to discuss and explore innovation and new ideas. As an “IBM Master Inventor,” she writes about “innovation and the many faces of the inventors who are bringing those innovations together,” helping catalyze discussions on LinkedIn around everything from the #SheCanStem campaign to all things #IoT."


49 Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Reshaping the Business World

Entrepreneur Magazine

Lisa DeLuca may work for IBM, but she has an entrepreneurial drive and spirit that exceeds many in the startup world. She’s the most prolific female inventor in the company’s history and over her 14-year tenure has created 473 patented innovations. Her inventions include software that reads items in a car (a hotel room key) to suggest destinations for GPS (Sheraton), technology that enables action based on the location of people in a venue, and a system for cellphone users that predicts dead spots before they go offline. “I think I’ve always approached a problem as an opportunity,” says DeLuca. “Instead of complaining, I think, How do I solve this? There could be an innovation here.”


Innovator of the Year

Innovation & Tech Magazine

"For many inventors, patenting even one original idea is the dream of a lifetime. For Lisa Seacat DeLuca and her 400 patented creations, innovation has become almost routine. Between caring for her four small children, acting as IBM’s Director of Offering Management, and working as IBM’s Distinguished Engineer for Watson Internet of Things, DeLuca has filed over 600 patent applications. Her creativity and ingenuity have culminated in what is, to date, her most enduring accomplishment: her designation as the most prolific female inventor in IBM’s history."


NPR All Things Considered with Joe Palca

Women Look To Close Inventor Gender Gap

"Really, it all comes down to diversity. And the more diverse thought that we bring to the table, the better and the more diverse ideas that we bring as well."


LinkedIn Top Voices in Technology

Lisa Seacat DeLuca #1

"DeLuca, IBM’s most prolific female inventor with more than 400 patents granted, uses her writing to help readers understand how technology impacts their life, whether it’s artificial intelligence or the internet of things. She also uses her writing to encourage girls to explore STEM careers."


UT Hall of Fame - Rising Star Award

University of Texas

Each year, the McCombs School of Business is pleased to present young alumni with the Rising Star Award. Honorees are acknowledged at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony. We present this award to alumni who have been successful professionally, and have helped strengthen the McCombs Alumni Network.


Top 15 Female Voices to Follow



LinkedIn Top Voices in Technology

Lisa Seacat DeLuca #2

"DeLuca helps readers understand the role that the Internet of Things could (and already does) play in their lives, and shares her experience as a woman in tech."


Top Women in Tech IoT Influencer

by Onalytica


The 25 Most Influenctial Women in IoT

IoT World

"The most prolific inventor in IBM’s history, Lisa Seacat DeLuca has filed more than 420 patents in technologies ranging from Internet of things, mobile security, and wearables. She was one of the youngest inventors at IBM to win the 100th Invention Plateau Achievement Award."


Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Claremont Graduate University

Honorary Degree Recipient


MIT's 35 Innovators Under 35

Lisa Seacat DeLuca

Lisa Seacat DeLuca, 32, A software engineer makes a habit of going after everyday problems.


100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company

For being the mother of invention.


IBM's Working Mother of the Year

Working Mother Magazine


AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador


Class of 2015


50 Most Fascinating People in the World of Technology

Network World

"The tech world is filled with fascinating people. They work at giant companies, tiny startups, and everywhere in between. Some of their projects are done on a shoestring budget, others are venture-funded. Here are 50 techies who caught our attention for their innovative and inspirational work."



MS Technology Commercialization

University of Texas, McCombs School of Business

Austin, TX

2001 - 2005

BS Computer Science

Minors: Business Administration & Multimedia Productions

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA



Inventing allows me to unleash my creative side and dream about what the future may hold. I've met some awesome people through patenting and learned about some incredible technologies.


I love sharing my passion for technology with others, especially the future generations. I've currently written two children's books and there will be a few more to come.


It's so important to have a voice and be willing to share your story.


Bozeman, Montana