Lisa Seacat DeLuca is the Director & Distinguished Engineer of Emerging Solutions within the AI Applications business unit within IBM currently focused on modernizing the Weather Business Solutions and the Aviation portfolios. 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", and she's been featured in #LinkedInTopVoices in Technology list three years (2019 #2, 2018 #1, 2017 #2). 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 800 patent applications filed within the United States and abroad, of which, 600 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.
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Awards, Recognition, and Eminense
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."
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.”
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
"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."
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."
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
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
"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."
Claremont Graduate University
Honorary Degree Recipient
Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Lisa Seacat DeLuca, 32, A software engineer makes a habit of going after everyday problems.
For being the mother of invention.
Working Mother Magazine
Class of 2015
"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
BS Computer Science
Minors: Business Administration & Multimedia Productions
Carnegie Mellon University
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.
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