Kfir L. Godrich, Managing Director, is Global Head of Technology & Enterprise Services (TES) for BlackRock. He is responsible for driving the firm's technology platforms development, operations, real estate and Security. He is a member of BlackRock's Global Operations Committee.
Mr. Godrich served as CTO for Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) Technology Services, where he was responsible for road-mapping technology for the company's consulting and support business units as well as advising to HP Labs. Prior to that he was CTO for EYP MCF and actively involved in the acquisition by HP in 2007. Mr. Godrich has over 25 years of international experience in mission critical environments, design, strategy and operations and began his career in the IDF.
Mr. Godrich is a senior member and a reviewer of several IEEE transactions with interest in: IT strategy, mission-critical and complex systems applications, fin-tech, ML/AI and cyber-security. His R&D leadership is aligned with principles of "innovation by example," being a developer of IP in the fields of converged IT, Data Centers and renewables. He earned a BaSc degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering from Ben-Gurion University where he also attended MaSc studies, followed by later PhD studies at NYU/Polytechnic.
Kfir Godrich is an Advisor with BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager. Prior to BlackRock, Kfir was vice president and chief technologist for HP Technology Services (TS). In this role, he drives the technology roadmap for TS and providing thought leadership that strengthens HP's position in the field of technology consulting and support services. Godrich also focuses on green initiatives including creating high efficiency data center topologies supporting "green IT" and is a messenger of the sustainability concept worldwide. Godrich has been co-innovator of designs of modular Data Centers such as HP's FlexDC and alternative energy solutions. Lately Godrich was co-awarded the patent of DC-Based Data Center Power Architecture.