Alfio Gliozzo is a scientist, technologist and manager with over 17 years of experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence and specifically Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and Knowledge Induction. He is the leader of the Knowledge Area of IBM Research AI tech. His mission is to enhance IBM products with cutting hedge AI solutions for Knowledge Induction, Integration and Accessibility while advancing the state of the art in the field. He was part of the research team that developed IBM Watson, the computer system that defeated the Jeopardy! grandmasters of all times and strongly contributed to the start-up of the IBM Watson Business Unit. As part of that mission, he developed a new curriculum on Cognitive Computing and he taught that at the Data Science Department of Columbia University for many years. This course has been replicated by hundreds of universities worldwide and is part of IBM certification programs. He is author of more than 60 scientific publications in AI conferences, journals and books, and he holds dozens of patents for IBM.