Deputy Chief Science Officer, Scientific Operations, IBM Watson HealthThomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA +19149452422
Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Medical Informatics Association | American Public Health Association | Connecticut Academy of Science and Technology (CASE) | Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) | IEEE Computer Society | IEEE Women in Engineering | IEEE, Senior Member | INFORMS | Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) | International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research | New York Academy of Science | Sigma Xi | Society of Women Engineers | Tau Beta Pi | Women in Technology International (WITI)
Dr. Jane L. Snowdon is Deputy Chief Science Officer, Science Operations, responsible for assisting the Chief Science Officer in developing the scientific strategy, integrating scientific expertise and evaluation into the product design and development process, leading and managing team personnel in executing the scientific strategy, engaging clients and academic partners to develop and execute scientific collaborations to support IBM and Watson Health business goals, and representing IBM Watson Health as a scientific leader in scientific and academic forums. Prior to this role, Jane was responsible for managing global efforts to define strategy, design, and implement peer-reviewed research evaluation studies for IBM’s life sciences, genomics, and government health and human services solutions.
Dr. Snowdon is an IBM Industry Academy Member, Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA), and 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Achievement in Industry Awardee. Dr. Snowdon received the Q1 2021 "Tackle Challenges through Collaboration, Diversity & Inclusion" Watson Health General Manager Team Award for the "Analysis of Variants in SARS-CoV-2" project, Q2 2021 "Innovate for a Better Future" Watson Health General Manager Team Award for "Resetting the Clinical Trial Clock in a Pandemic - Identifying Opportunities to Accelerate the Clinical Trial Timeline to Facilitate Rapid Discovery of COVID-19 Drugs and Vaccines," 2020 Health Tech Hero Award from the Women of Watson Health, and 2020 YWCA Greenwich Women Who Inspire Award.
Previously, Dr. Snowdon was Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Federal and served as Director of the IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington DC. She conducted research for two decades at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in modeling, simulating, and optimizing manufacturing systems, airline crew scheduling and flight routing systems, energy efficient buildings, and high performance computing. Dr. Snowdon was a Senior Manager in the Department of Strategy and Worldwide Technical Operations where she jointly led the direction of IBM’s overall Research strategy across twelve global labs and the Global Technology Outlook which became IBM’s cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security (CAMSS) strategy.
A results-driven leader, technologist, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Snowdon has strategic planning and execution, healthcare informatics, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, security, business development, and marketing skills in the healthcare, government, industrial, energy and environment, and travel and transportation industries. Dr. Snowdon has a proven record of successfully consulting with CxOs to drive enterprise transformation and building ecosystems with IBM’s clients, universities, business partners, and government to enable multi-disciplinary collaboration in the development and deployment of new methods, processes, tools, and services.
Jane received her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and B.S. degree with honors from the Pennsylvania State University, all in Industrial Engineering. She has published more than 100 articles and holds 1 patent. She is a Senior Member of IIE, IEEE, and SWE, and a Member of AMIA, APHA, CASE, HIMSS, INFORMS, ISPOR, NYAS, and Sigma Xi.