Matthew Denesuk, Ph.D., STSM

Manager of Natural Resources Modeling and Social Analytics, IBM Research
Partner, IBM Venture Capital Group


Matt Denesuk is currently a Partner with the IBM Venture Capital Group, where he focuses on new businesses and technologies related to services. He was previously the leader for services productivity and measurements within IBM’s Global Technology Services business, and for global strategy for IBM’s assets-based services transformation. Prior to that, he held various positions in IBM Research relating to building new businesses upon emerging technologies.

Before joining IBM, Matt co-founded and managed several companies, including a global consumer products company with manufacturing and design locations in Asia and across North America. He also co-founded a company to commercialize biodegradable materials and products based in part on technology licensed from a university. He also served for many years as a consultant specializing in IP strategy & litigation and product liability, and he was a Research Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Arizona, where he focused on electro chromic materials and devices for energy-efficiency and anti-glare applications, and on medical implant materials.

Matt received a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona in Materials Science and Engineering.

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