Lisa Seacat DeLuca

IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director, & Inventor

Bio.

Lisa Seacat DeLuca is a Director & Distinguished Engineer, leading the incubation and incorporation of the Digital Twin across IBM's IoT offering suite and driving the digital transformation of IoT solutions within IBM. 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.

This year, Lisa was #2 on #LinkedInTopVoices in Technology for 2019 - three years in a row making the list. Entrepreneur Magazine listed Lisa as one of their "49 Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Reshaping the Business World" and she was featured on the cover of Uptime Magazine. Lisa was also named Innovator of the Year from Innovation & Tech Magazine and was featured on NPR "All Things Considered".

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 and the only one to ever reach the 100th Invention Plateau Award (an IBM internal patent award system). Her innovation portfolio includes over 600 patent applications filed within the United States and abroad, of which, 400 have been granted, to date. The subject of her patent ideas range from areas such as cloud, mobile, IoT, social, security, cognitive, commerce and everything in between. 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 LisaSeacat.com or follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaSeacat.

By the Numbers

Children's Books
2
LinkedIn Followers
>760,000

Awards, Recognition, and Eminense

2019

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."

2019

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.”

2019

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."

2019

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."

2018

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."

2018

Top 15 Female Voices to Follow

LinkedIn

2017

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."

2016

Top Women in Tech IoT Influencer

by Onalytica

2016

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."

2016

Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Claremont Graduate University

Honorary Degree Recipient

2015

MIT's 35 Innovators Under 35

Lisa Seacat DeLuca

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

2015

100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company

For being the mother of invention.

2015

IBM's Working Mother of the Year

Working Mother Magazine

2015

AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador

AAAS-Lemelson

Class of 2015

2014

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."

Education

2010

MS Technology Commercialization

University of Texas, McCombs School of Business

Austin, TX

2001 - 205

BS Computer Science

Minors: Business Administration & Multimedia Productions

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Interests

Inventing

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.

Writing

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.

Speaking

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

Contact

Address
Baltimore, MD
Email
lisa@lisaseacat.com