CSIS Appoints IBM Senior Vice President and Director of Research Darío Gil to Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 27, 2023 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Darío Gil, senior vice president and director of research at IBM, has been appointed to the CSIS Board of Trustees.

“Dr. Gil leads IBM’s impressive research across the digital landscape, with a special focus on AI, quantum computing, and advanced semiconductors. His unparalleled insights and expertise will serve to greatly benefit CSIS’s continued, cutting-edge analysis on critical and emerging technologies and the ways these technologies are shaping the future of national security,” said John J. Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “We are delighted to welcome him to our highly distinguished Board of Trustees.”

As senior vice president and director of research at IBM, Dr. Gil is responsible for IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs, with over 3,000 researchers. He leads IBM’s global technical community, directing innovation strategies in hybrid cloud, AI, semiconductors, quantum computing, and exploratory science. He is also responsible for the company’s intellectual property strategy and business. Under Dr. Gil’s leadership, IBM was the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud.

An advocate of collaborative research models, he co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which advances fundamental AI research to benefit industry and society. He also co-chairs the executive board of the International Science Reserve, a global network of open scientific communities that provides specialized resources to prepare for and help mitigate urgent, complex global challenges.

“We’re witnessing the elevation of technology to the same level of geopolitical importance as trade and military alliances, becoming a new power paradigm,” said Darío Gil, SVP and director of research at IBM. “I am delighted to join the board of CSIS, and to contribute to the continued success and evolution of the world’s finest national security think tank.”

Dr. Gil has served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and is a current member of the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation. He also serves on the Research Council of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the MIT School of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, and the Aspen Global Cybersecurity Group, as well as on the boards of the Semiconductor Industry Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York Hall of Science, and Research!America.

To learn more about the CSIS Board of Trustees, visit here.

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