Ted Rybeck Ecosystem Collaboration Lead
Ted has helped to launch the Mary S. Peake Fellowship for more than a decade. Ted began his own career as a Thomas Watson Fellow based at IBM Düsseldorf working on regional revitalization through technology after graduating with a BA in Economics from Haverford College. He saw the potential for joint innovative capabilities when he spearheaded development of Walmart’s first Internet-based collaboration system from customers back to suppliers. He subsequently co-led the roll-out of an open source version of Walmart’s “Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment” (CPFR) software as a standard among retailers globally. Ted went on to develop and teach courses on network collaboration at MIT, Wharton, and the University of Chicago School of Business. Ted served on the non-partisan U.S. Congressional review panel on ecommerce and his work on secure Internet collaboration was then funded by a multi-million dollar award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 9/11, Ted has served as volunteer chair of a committee to mobilize physical and cybersecurity of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base. Ted’s experience accelerating cybersecure growth of local businesses with the help of next gen leaders, Networked AI, and Big Data fits with national priority for adult upskilling.