HELLO, I'M

William Carbone.

Speaker | Innovator | Tech Advisor

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William Carbone.

I help people and organizations innovate through design, creativity and disruptive technology.

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About

WHO I AM

My passion is with technology, business, innovation and entrepreneurship. I have always been excited about technology, and the way it can transform people's lives. We are living in a time of unprecedented opportunities. It's not about technology, it's always about the possibilities that technology enables. We are not waiting for the future, we are building a platform in which it will happen. I enjoy bringing together multi-stakeholder groups, engaging individuals and bringing the human factor in technology. I lead people and organizations to strive for success and value.

I hold an MBA degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology of Washington DC, and a Master's degree in Engineering in IT Systems from Vienna University of Applied Sciences.

WHAT I DO

I am the CEO & Co-founder of The Adjacent Possible, an R&D startup helping organizations leverage new intellectual property licensing opportunities in different industries and with the mission to connect global technology ecosystems. During my most recent tenure at IBM, I served as Quantum Ambassador for Global Automotive, Aerospace & Defense industries, and as Business Development Executive. My main focus is to identify opportunities, drive business & technology strategies and roadmap for the industries worldwide. Being a seasoned executive with decennial experience in IT-driven innovation, I give a special touch on emerging technologies and innovation to drive business transformation. Visionary by nature, I lead the creation of many cutting-edge solutions, using AI, Quantum, IoT, Cloud and Blockchain. I am an entrepreneur with a long experience in creating innovation ecosystems and promoting talent around the world, creating a network of experts connected to external ecosystems and startups.

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

2021-Present
CEO & Co-founder, The Adjacent Possible

 

2018–2019

Quantic School of Business and Technology, Washington DC, USA

MBA, Master of Business Administration and Management

2014–2016

Vienna University of Applied Sciences – TECHNIKUM WIEN

Master of Science in Engineering (English) - Information Systems Management. Major in Innovation Management and Cognitive Computing

2011–2014

Vienna University of Applied Sciences – TECHNIKUM WIEN

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (English) - Electronics and Business. Major in Telecommunications and Internet Technologies

2006–2010

La Sapienza, University of Rome

Aerospace Engineering, Major in Aeronautical and Space Information (INSA)

2019–2021

Global Business Development Executive, Quantum Ambassador, Automotive Aerospace & Defense, IBM

 
2016–2019

Global Program Manager AI and Innovation,

Chairman of Technical Experts Council CZ|SK, IBM

2018 

Global Business Consultant | IBM Corporate Service Corps

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

2014–2016

Business Operations Manager for UK and Ireland

(Strategic Outsourcing Delivery Owner for UK and Ireland till Feb. 2015), IBM Global Business Services

2011–2014

Business Analyst, Integrated Supply Chain and Business Development Programs, IBM

(Consistent top performer rating 2013)

 
 
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Awards

WHERE I SHINE

90 Days Finn Program winner (2021)

Sonophilia Foundation member (since 2021)

Karajan Music Tech Alumni (since 2018)

International Stevie Awards Winner:

Cognitive Contract Advisor, Business Technology Solution Category (2019), Bronze | Agile Champion (AC) Bot, Best Business Intelligence Solution (2020), Gold

Corporate Technical Recognition awarded by Ginny Rometty (2018)

 

Peter Drucker Challenge Winner (2018, Managers/Entrepreneurs Category), honorable mention for the most original essay (How to stay human in a Robot Society)

IBM Gold Cloud Developer Advocate (2019)

Redefine Next 100 Youth Program (2019)

Publications

FOREFRONT

System and method to prevent virtual assistants to recognize and react to wake-words

Intelligent Cup Protection Element

Smart shopping health advisor in a physical store 

Business method and framework for proactive identification and training of capable human resources on predicted disruptive innovations and technologies