Growing Impact of pervavisve Computing

Thursday, 16. October 2003 | 9:10 Uhr


Krishna Nathan


IBM Zurich Research Laboratory


Over the past few years we have seen an explosion of handheld (mobile phones, PDAs, etc.) and other pervasive devices. It is estimated that these now outnumber personal computers. What will be the impact of this transformation? What will it enable and what should we be watchful for?

Krishna Nathan

Dr. Krishna Nathan (*1962) is director of IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory. He joined IBM in 1991 at the T.J. Watson Research Center, where he held various research and management positions in pen computing, handwriting recognition, novel mobile platforms and related applications. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Nathan was director for consumer voice systems in the software group, where he was responsible for world-wide sales, marketing and development of IBM’s consumer line of speech products. Immediately prior to his current appointment he was Executive Assistant to the vice-chairman of the board of IBM.


Dr. Nathan holds a doctorate in electrical sciences from Brown University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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