Dr. Thomas L. Seevers


In recognition of his role in global technical leadership at IBM, including his contributions to the development and implementation of solution design methods, his contributions to design approaches for complex transformational IT solutions, his contributions in the areas of architectural insight and patterns, and for his contributions to the development of the Information Technology Architect profession, the School of Computing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln proudly inducts Dr. Thomas L. Seevers into the Nebraska Hall of Computing.


Dr. Tom Seevers is an IBM Fellow Emeritus and a Visiting Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Raikes School Design Studio. Dr. Seevers has played an important role at IBM and in the IT industry for nearly five decades. His accomplishments and contributions are focused in the area of architectural methods and insight. He has also played a significant role in development of the IT architect profession, providing technical leadership and mentoring to the broader community of IT architects. As an architect and senior technical executive, Dr. Seevers has contributed to architecture and solution design in working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Dr. Seevers retired from IBM in 2013 after nearly 49 years of service. During this time he held various positions in field engineering, systems engineering, IT architecture and technical management. In assignments immediately prior to these, Dr. Seevers served as an Executive IT Architect, consulting with numerous Fortune 500 and government clients on strategic choices in information technology, including overall architecture, availability, transaction systems, client/server, network computing and object technology. Clients included some of the largest financial services companies in the U.S.