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Director, Blockchain and IoT Platforms, IBM Research
Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel




As the Director of Blockchain and IoT Platforms at IBM Research, Gabi’s vision is to extend the capabilities of blockchain so they: increase the efficiency of existing transactions so they are reduced from days and weeks to seconds; improve the privacy of individuals who will be able to own and manage their digital identities; and create applications with more transparency for all the stakeholders. In his additional role as Department Group Manager for Blockchain, IoT and Cloud Technologies at IBM Research –Haifa, Gabi oversees the lab’s research and development strategies in these areas. Another important part of his job is his position as CTO and head of development activities to build Watson Assistant Solutions for field workers and connected spaces. Gabi has an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion, and an MBA from Haifa University. Gabi is an outspoken evangelist on the challenges and opportunities in blockchain, and the future of AI and IoT systems.