Lisa Seacat DeLuca is the most prolific female inventor in IBM history; she holds 70 U.S. patents with more 300 pending applications, and more than 180 patents worldwide. An IBM Master Inventor for two consecutive three-year terms starting in 2009, she is also the first and only women to ever reach the 100th plateau achievement at IBM.
DeLuca is a technology strategist, inventor and software engineer specializing in mobile computing and commerce. She focuses on data-driven innovations that will solve everyday problems. Among her inventions are vehicle-based GPS that can pick up location data from things like a hotel-room key card; a mechanism for identifying exactly what a truck is actually carrying so the ads on the outside can be adjusted on the fly (maximizing ad revenue); and an alert that notifies you when a topic of interest comes up during a conference call.
DeLuca is also the author of a children’s book, A Robot Story, teaching kids how to count to 10 in binary, and an ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Lemelson Foundation’s initiative to encourage young inventors. She received her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.