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Rashik is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and previously President of IBM's Academy of Technology. During his thirty years of practical experience in IBM, he has worked for financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT projects of all sizes. Overall, he spe-cialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects. He currently leading projects related to IBM's Smarter Cities programme and development of techniques to drive industry level innovation.

Rashik was appointed to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board and chairs the business communications group. He is helping develop the innovation strategies to accelerate growth of this £55bn marketplace.

Rashik is also IBM’s Partnership Executive for Imperial College – London. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College Business School and Visiting Professor to the Intelligent Systems and Net-works Group at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.