|Formation||31 May 1989|
The IBM Academy of Technology was founded on May 31, 1989 and modeled after the US National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. It focuses on the technical underpinnings of IBM’s future. Its membership consists of over 700 of IBM's technical leaders from around the world who are working in research, hardware and software development and manufacturing.
Members are selected to the academy by their peers. Membership carries with it responsibilities such as engaging in academy-sponsored activities and promoting technical growth IBM-wide. Original members of the IBM Academy of Technology included Leo Esaki, Gerd Binnig, Benoit Mandelbrot, Rolf Landauer, Jim Gray, Lubomyr Romankiw and Mike Cowlishaw.