Paul Horn, PHD


Dr. Paul Horn helped inspire the creation of Venly's mass scale infrastructure during his longtime role as Senior Vice President of IBM Research which was a client of Benchmarking Partners, the firm that spawned Venly. As the leader of IBM’s 3,200 technical employees across eight sites in five countries around the world, Paul earned a reputation as a champion for translating technology-based research into marketplace opportunities. Under Paul’s leadership, IBM pioneered its Watson artificial intelligence system and a wide range of innovations and breakthroughs in big data and autonomic computing that Venly benefits from today. Prior to IBM, Paul was a tenured professor in the Physics Department at the University of Chicago and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. After IBM, he served as the Senior Vice Provost for Research at New York University. In 2017, Paul began a three-year term as Chair of the New York Academy of Sciences which is celebrating its 200th anniversary. He holds a BS in Physics from Clarkson University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester. Paul is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has received numerous industry and science honors for his contributions at the intersection of business and technology.
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