Kathleen Kingscott is Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships for IBM Research. She is responsible for working with governments to further collaborative research partnerships, having assumed this role in July, 2009. She also serves as the chair of the Semiconductor Industry Association CTO Work Group. In that capacity, she leads the policy work in support of innovative, collaborative research partnerships between semiconductor industry companies and the Federal government.
Prior to this, Ms. Kingscott held the IBM Industry Chair at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. She served as Visiting Professor, teaching classes for senior U.S. military and civilian government executives in science, technology and innovation policy and in studies of the global electronics industry. In her final year at ICAF, her students won the Antonelli Award for the best industry study and the Commandant’s Award for Outstanding Research in Support of the Director, DDRE.
Earlier roles include Director, Worldwide Innovation Policy for the IBM Corporation, responsible for worldwide public policy matters regarding innovation, science and technology. Her global team provided political and legislative support on innovation policy matters ranging from fundamental and applied multidisciplinary research to semiconductor and supercomputing technology policy. She also focused on innovation-based regional economic growth.
Ms. Kingscott led IBM's participation in the U.S. National Innovation Initiative, co-chaired by IBM's Chairman and CEO, Sam Palmisano. Separately, she led IBM’s policy work in developing the Trusted Foundry, a partnership between IBM, DOD and the National Security Agency to develop specialized s