Every year, the Edison Awards honors one or more individuals who, through their careers, their leadership and their achievements, have distinguished themselves by making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation.

The Edison Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates their contribution to human-centered design, the value and differentiation they create, the positive influence they have on existing, new and emerging markets and the impact they have on the world.

The Edison Awards Steering Committee is responsible for selecting the Edison Achievement Award honorees. They review biographies, practices, and impact of nominees and select individuals who are on the cutting edge of innovation to receive the distinguished award.

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2019 Edison Achievement Award Honoree

Ginni Rometty

Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
IBM

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Since becoming CEO in January 2012, Ginni has led IBM through the most significant transformation in its history, reinventing the company to lead in the new era of AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and quantum technologies, all delivered on IBM’s enterprise-strength cloud platform. Today, IBM is the world leader in AI and cloud computing for business, underpinned with trust and security.

Past Achievement Award Honorees

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acceptance speeches from Edison Achievement Award honorees.

eaapic Marillyn Hewson
Lockheed Martin Corporation
eaapic Jeff Immelt
General Electric
eaapic John Chambers
Cisco Systems
eaapic Clayton M. Christensen
Harvard Business School
eaapic Robert A. Lutz
General Motors Company
eaapic Elon Musk
Tesla Motors & SpaceX
eaapicYang Yuanqing
Lenovo
eaapic Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
Qualcomm
eaapicSteve Jobs
Apple, Inc.
eaapic Chris Anderson
TED
eaapicJohn S. Hendricks
Discovery Communications

eaapicAlan Mulally
Ford Motor Company
eaapicSusan Hockfield
MIT
eaapicA.G. Lafley
Procter & Gamble
eaapicDavid M. Kelley
IDEO
eaapicSusan Desmond-Hellmann
Genentech
eaapicTed Turner
Time Warner
eaapicReuben Mark
Colgate-Palmolive
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Doug Ivester
Coca-Cola Company
eaapicMartha Stewart
MSL Omnimedia
eaapicNolan Archibald
Black & Decker
eaapicDale Morrison
Campbell Soup Co.
eaapicRobert Palmer
Digital Corporation
eaapicArthur Martinez
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
eaapicH. John Greeniaus
Nabisco, Inc.
eaapicJ. Willard Marriott,Jr.
Marriott International
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Rich DeVos
Amway Corporation
eaapicJay Van Andel
Amway Corporation
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Bert C. Roberts
MCI Corporation
eaapicRay Smith
Bell Atlantic
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William McGowan
MCI Corporation
eaapicFrank Perdue
Perdue Farms
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Herb Baum
Campbell Soup Co.