Mr. James Libous

Mr. James Libous

Chief Strategist and Corporate Fellow in the CTO Office / Lockheed Martin | Technical Session Speaker

Mr. James Libous

James P. Libous is a corporate research, technology, and innovation leader focused on transformational technology, business innovation, and growth. He has extensive enterprise-wide leadership experience at IBM and Lockheed Martin directing research, development, and commercialization of advanced technology, products, and services for the Microelectronics, High Performance Computing, Telecom, and Aerospace & Defense industries.

Mr. Libous currently serves as a Chief Strategist and Corporate Fellow in the CTO Office at Lockheed Martin Corporate Headquarters. In this role, he develops the corporation's enterprise-level advanced electronics research and technology strategy to ensure its ability to develop and leverage new electronics technologies to help solve customers' most complex challenges. His responsibilities include shaping the national agenda in electronics R&D and manufacturing policy, practice, investment, and legislation. He serves as a liaison and advisor to corporate senior executives and government policymakers on strategies to preserve and grow the U.S. microelectronics industrial base to benefit the national security enterprise and economic competitiveness. He oversees a network of public-private partnerships and alliances to transition emerging and disruptive electronics technologies into the corporation and works with leaders from across the corporation to develop enterprise technology roadmaps aligned with customer and business area needs.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Libous spent 27 years at IBM, culminating in his tenure as a program director for a semiconductor research public-private partnership that included academia, government, and industry partners where he managed a research portfolio focused on critical issues for next generation microelectronics. Prior to that position, he led microelectronics R&D teams that developed and launched advanced technology and products in IBM's Systems & Technology Business, contributing to the rapid increase in market share and growth of mature and start-up business units. Mr. Libous held leadership positions on R&D teams that pioneered the development and application of CMOS technology in IBM high performance computing products. As part of the IBM Microelectronics start-up business, he developed and commercialized the world's most advanced CMOS ASIC Logic Families.

Mr. Libous serves on multiple academia, government, and industry executive committees, governing councils, and advisory boards including, the DARPA-SRC Joint University Microelectronics Program, the NSF-SRC Nanoelectronic Computing Research Program, the DoD/DoE NNMI Electronics Institutes, and the NYS Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging. He serves as a liaison to USG microelectronics policymakers, and government and non-government organizations critical to the formation of Science & Technology policy and research.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for contributions to academia and industry including, the Union College Outstanding Electrical Engineering Alumnus Award. He holds multiple U.S. Patents, has published numerous technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges, and corporations.

Mr. Libous was named an IEEE Fellow in 2013 for contributions to the microelectronics field. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Union College (Schenectady, NY) and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

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