Vice president, Hewlett Packard fellow, and global head of Edge and IoT CoE & Labs
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dr. Tom Bradicich (@TomBradicichPhD) is vice president, Hewlett Packard fellow, and global head of edge and IoT Labs & CoE, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He and his team develop and commercialize software specializing in Wi-Fi, 5G, converged IT/operational technologies (OT), and Edge as-a-Service. Tom head's the HPE Edge & IoT Center of Excellence (CoE), leading company-wide strategies, venture/M&A business assessments, and the HPE Channel-to-Edge Institute channel partner program.
Recently, Tom was VP and General Manager, leading the global business unit, Converged Servers, Edge & IoT systems and software -- with P&L, Sales, R&D, and customer experience ownership. In 2018, Tom’s business unit was HPE’s fastest growing. Tom led the team to incept and execute HPE’s first corporate IoT strategy.
Beginning his career at IBM, Tom was an IBM Fellow, Vice President, Distinguished Engineer, and Server CTO. Prior to HPE, Tom was a Corporate Fellow at National Instruments, an operational technologies (OT) company, pioneering industrial IoT solutions. Tom was named in CRN’s Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Disrupters in 2016, 2017, and 2019, inducted into the NC State University Alumni Hall of Fame, received the IBM Chairman’s Award, and elected to the IBM Academy of Technology. Tom holds several U.S. patents, and has led teams to develop, launch, and manage dozens of hardware and software products, and cofounded seven technical industry standards. He led and aided the creation of several new product categories such as the first notebook computers, smartphones, Converged Blade Systems, Converged Edges Systems and software -- winning many industry awards and recognitions.
Active in mentoring, Tom served as the executive sponsor for the IBM Women Inventors Network, is an advisor to WomenInCloud.com, the HPE Young Employees Network, and the Advisory Board and Diversity Committee at the University of Florida.
Tom founded the charities Soc (sockrelief.com) and the SIVA Awards (sivaawards.org), helping the homeless, addicted, and children in need, and is the executive sponsor for HPE’s Salvation Army partnership. He is currently writing the book, The 1st Mover, advising and sharing his experiences in business leadership, creating new product categories, and first-of-a-kind innovation.