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.
2019 Edison Achievement Award Honoree
Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty
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.