Dr. Kumar Bhaskaran is a research scientist in industry solutions, systems and technologies and is currently the global leader for Finance Industry in IBM Research. His current areas of focus are in applying AI, Blockchain, IoT and Quantum Computing to the Financial Services Industry. He has 30+ years of experience in leading R&D teams world-wide. More recently he was the Lab Director in Singapore and the Chief Strategist for IBM Research in the Growth Markets. He is a Mechanical and Industrial Engineer by training and has a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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.