Scott Tease Bio

Executive Director, HPC and AI




Scott Tease has been with Lenovo since October 2014, following the acquisition of IBM’s System x team, which he was a member of for 14 years.


He and his high-performance computing team are responsible for Lenovo’s end-to-end HPC strategy, focusing on leadership in the mid-market and maintaining a strong presence in the TOP500. Tease was named to the HPCwire People to Watch list in 2015.


In addition to his HPC role, Tease is also responsible for Lenovo’s artificial intelligence/deep learning technology, focusing on enabling Lenovo’s clients with the best AI technology available, based on open partnership and open source. His goal is to deliver an open AI portfolio that brings the benefits of this revolutionary computing model to our global HPC and enterprise clients.


Prior to his current roles, Tease ran the IBM System x high server portfolio from Taipei, Taiwan. He set up and managed a team of marketing managers and product development team leaders that re-architected IBM’s entire high-volume line of rack and tower servers. 


Tease is a founding member of the IBM BladeCenter product team. He helped managed that business from zero in revenue for 2002 to over $1 billion in annual sales in five short years. He also served as IBM’s infrastructure/data center solutions manager, where he worked to improve client experience with powering, cooling, and racking high-density servers. In his many roles in open systems architecture, Tease has shaped the future of IBM’s and Lenovo’s systems. 


Tease is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and has a degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University.