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Bradley McCredie, Ph.D

IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Power Systems Development, and President of the OpenPOWER Foundation


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Dr. Bradley McCredie is an IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Power Systems Development, and President of the OpenPOWER Foundation.  In 2013, McCredie helped lead the creation of the OpenPOWER foundation, a global, independent organization that is a collaboration of technologists encouraging the adoption of an open server architecture for computer data centers on the IBM POWER architecture.   He is also a member of IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive group that sets IBM’s technical strategy.

In his current position, McCredie oversees the engineering, development and delivery of IBM Power Systems. His responsibilities span system hardware, software, solutions, and ecosystem development teams, incorporating the latest technology advancements to support clients' changing business needs.  Most recently his team developed POWER8, the industry’s first processor designed for Big Data.

Brad joined IBM in 1991, focusing on electromagnetic design and electronic packaging for IBM’s mainframe systems. He later took a position within IBM Power Systems, engaging in POWER3 processor development and has since worked in a variety of technical and executive leadership roles within the Power Systems group. 

Dr. McCredie holds a BS, MS, and PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois.