Lisa Seacat DeLuca: A young inventor’s vision of the future – W/Evaluation Form

Lisa Seacat DeLuca: A young inventor’s vision of the future

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What does the future look like from the eyes of the most prolific female inventor in IBM’s history? Think: 3D printers building last-minute umbrellas at the office and toilet paper that automatically reorders itself when the last roll sits empty. Lisa Seacat DeLuca reinvisions a radically reinvented world that surprisingly doesn’t appear too different from today.

Lisa Seacat DeLuca is a mobile software engineer specializing in hybrid mobile development for IBM’s Open Technology and Cloud Performance organization. She is a committer in the Apache Cordova open source community and is always looking for opportunities to integrate mobile with cloud. Ms. DeLuca is a self-published author of a children’s book, A Robot Story, teaching kids how to count to ten in binary. In 2014, she was named one of Network World’s 50 Most Fascinating People in the World of Technology and is the first woman in IBM history to reach the 100th plateau achievement level, having filed more than 370 patent applications.

About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select brands to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas.

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