Software engineer and inventor Lisa Seacat DeLuca, a technology strategist for IBM Watson Customer Engagement, will be inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame on June 12.
At 34, she is the most prolific female inventor in IBM history.
In 2016, DeLuca was named by the Internet of Things Institute as one of the Most Influential Women in IoT. Earlier, she was named one of MIT's 35 Innovators Under 35 and one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business.
The Women in Technology Hall of Fame was launched in 1996 as a U.S.-based initiative supported by the Clinton Administration. It is dedicated to providing a forum for recognizing women's exceptional contributions to the science and technology fields.
Past honorees include women who have made scientific and technological breakthroughs, who use science and technology to improve the human condition as well as for environmental endeavors to protect the planet.
Previous IBM inductees include Harriet Green, the general manager of IBM Watson Internet of Things in Customer Engagement and Education and Marie Wieck, general manager for IBM Blockchain.
Other 2017 inductees to the Women in Technology Hall of Fame are: Beena Ammanath, vice president of innovation, GE Digital; Laura Niklason, MD, founder, Humacyte; Krunali Patel, vice president and general manager of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments; Selma Svendsen, senior director of program management and iRobot; and Elizabeth Xu, CTO and senior vice president of technology, BMC Software.