Dr. Kumar Bhaskaran  Dr. Kumar Bhaskaran photo         

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Program Director, Technology, Strategy & Operations, Global Labs. and Head of IBM Singapore Labs
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA and IBM Singapore Labs, Singapore, Singapore.


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE

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Driving digital and cognitive innovations in Finance, Supply Chain and Trade Logistics, and Government by developing and applying technologies such as Blockchain, Internet-of Things and Big Data and Cognitive Analytics. Leading the Blockchain Innovation Center and Cognitive Solutions R&D for IBM Research in Singapore. Senior leader with strong technical and business skills and 25+ years of industry experience in major and growth markets around the world. Leading Research Strategy and Operations for IBM Global Labs (6 out of 12 research labs around the world) to drive transformative innovations in growth markets for IBM Research. Deep expertise in business-driven IT strategy and solutions with exceptional client-focus, data-driven enterprise transformation, business process management, supply chain management and business analytics and optimization. Leading special projects including big data and cognitive analytics sales transformation for IBM Research.

Self-assessment: I am a strategic thinker, likes to work with multi-disciplinary teams on projects that are innovative and transformative, contributes diverse business and technical expertise and skills, striving to provide inspirational style of leadership, and continues to build rich experience working in many geographies and cultures.

Current and Prior Positions

IBM Research
Program Director, IBM Singapore Labs
8/2016 - Present
Leading IBM Research in Singapore -- IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) and Cognitive Solutions @Nation Scale teams.

IBM Research
Program Director, Technology & Strategy, Growth Markets
6/2014 - Present
Directing Transformative Innovation in the Growth Markets - Technology & Strategy - Direct support for major clients - Innovations in opening new markets - Coordinating R&D across global labs - Creating & Delivering Industry Value: Cognitive + Big Data + IoT + Cloud - Global Labs Research Operations