Neil Gerber

Director of New Energy & Environment at IBM

Neil Gerber is the Director for New Energy & Environment in IBM’s Energy, Environment & Utilities Industry. He is responsible for the development of solutions for non-traditional utility functions, specifically focused on integrating distributed energy resources, environmental issues focused on air and water, and energy efficiency.


Previously he was the Director of the Smart Lifecycle Asset Management (SLAM) initiative. In this role he was responsible for the Strategy, Sales, and Solution Development of SLAM solutions. SLAM is focused on asset intensive clients across the aerospace, automotive, electronics, manufacturing, energy & utilities, oil & gas, and travel & transportation industries. SLAM solutions seek to leverage information across an asset’s lifecycle through information management, advanced analytics, and optimization.

Prior to that, Neil was the Power Generation Leader for the Energy & Utilities industry at IBM. In this position he was responsible for devising, developing, and executing the solution portfolio strategy and capabilities for all of IBM’s power generation business.

This includes capabilities for fossil, nuclear, and renewable generation areas. Mr. Gerber has over 30 years of industry experience providing advanced solutions to the utility industry. He has been deeply involved in electric utility solution development and implementation, as well as having served in executive management positions.

Prior to working at IBM Mr. Gerber was the CEO of a power plant simulation company, which was successfully sold to a major control system company, where the business continues to operate to this day.

Neil also served as the VP of operations and strategy for an internet-based file storage company.

  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • Masters of Control System Engineering, Stanford University