Darío Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. At IBM, he directs research strategies in areas including AI, cloud and quantum computing, and exploratory science. Under his leadership, IBM was the world’s first company to build programmable quantum computers and to make them universally available through the cloud. An advocate of collaborative research models, Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium. He is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science and a member of the National Science Board of the US. Gil received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.