An Academy Briefing by Dr Irving Wladawsky-Berger is being held on the 17 May. Dr Irving Wladawsky-Berger is the IBM Vice President for Technical Strategy and Innovation, and he will speak on the topic of Services Science, and the business process revolution that it will enable. Will it lead to a reshaping of the world’s economy? Might we see the emergence of collaborative industry ecosystems? Would it produce new levels of productivity and what would it mean for education, healthcare and standards of living?