Paul Horn, PHD

Paul Horn, PHD VENLY FOUNDING PARTNER AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY LEAD

Dr. Paul Horn chairs Smarter Terms, Venly’s community commerce platform subsidiary. Paul 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 autonomic computing and other areas. Prior to IBM, he was a professor in the Physics Department at the University of Chicago and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. After IBM, he began serving and continues to serve 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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