Mr. Ralph Warmack
Ralph is a Patent Practitioner registered to practice before the USPTO He is a prolific inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents. His technical experience includes geophysical data acquisition systems,
scientific data processing and analysis, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and high performance computing. His business experience includes technology transfer and licensing, confidentiality agreements, sales transactions and contracts.
Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group. Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.
Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco and managed R&D at AMF Geospace. He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology and Tandy Electronics, and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa.
Ralph holds BS (Cum Laude), MS and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Rice University and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, respectively. During his tenure at IBM, he completed an executive management program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Retired), a Life Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi honor societies, an FCC-licensed Amateur Radio Operator and a USCG-licensed Master 100 GRT Near Coastal.