Scott is the General Manager of Lenovo’s High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Business. He has been with Lenovo since October, 2014 following the acquisition of IBM’s System x team. Prior to this he spent fourteen years as a member of the IBM System x Executive Team. He and his High Performance team are responsible for Lenovo’s end to end HPC strategy- focused on leadership in the mid-market and strong presence in the TOP500. In June 2018, Lenovo took the title of world’s leading provider of Super Computers according to the top500.org – today over 1 in 3 systems on the TOP500 list are Lenovo branded systems. These premier systems are installed in 14 different countries/markets across six continents making Lenovo a global powerhouse in the space. Scott was named to the HPC Wire People to Watch in HPC list for 2015.
In addition to his HPC role Scott is also responsible for Lenovo’s Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning technology – focusing on enabling Lenovo’s clients with the best AI technology available based on open partnership and open source. His goal in this area is to deliver an open AI portfolio that brings the benefits of this revolutionary computing model to our HPC and enterprise clients globally. Prior to his current assignment, Scott ran the System x High Volume Business Line from Taipei, Taiwan. He set up and managed a team of marketing managers and product development team leaders that re-architected IBM’s entire high volume line up of rack and tower servers. Taipei is one of his favorite cities due to its strong technology, beautiful scenery, appreciation for Chinese heritage and culture and most of all for its warm and friendly people. Scott is a founding member of the IBM BladeCenter product team. He helped managed that business from zero in revenue for 2002 to over $1.0B US in annual sales in five short years. He also served as IBM infrastructure/data center Solutions Manager where he worked to improve client’s experience with powering, cooling, and racking high density servers. In his many roles in open systems architecture, Scott has shaped the future of IBM and now Lenovo’s systems. Scott is from Raleigh, North Carolina USA. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has a degree in Chemistry. He joined IBM in 2001 to help start up IBM’s midrange fibre channel storage products – the FAStT family.