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Research Innovation Leader for Automotive, Retail & CP, T&T, E & U, Ind. Products
IBM Client Center Think Lab Europe, IBM Research Europe


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Oliver Ottow is a Research Innovation Leader at the IBM Client Center - Think Lab Europe at IBM's Research Center in Zurich, Switzerland.

He is a passionate Innovation- and Transformation Expert with a deep knowledge in People Management, Research & Innovation, Change Management and Consulting. In his current role, he is an IBM Research Ambassador, discussing innovation trends, technology outlook and use cases for emerging technologies with business executives from various industries. These include Automotive, Retail & Consumer Products, Travel & Transportation, Energy & Utility and Industrial Products.

Oliver holds an industrial engineering degree from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, and has more than 20 years of experience in global and regional leadership roles. Prior to his current role, he worked as Innovation Leader, Head of HR, Transformation Leader, Head of Talent Acquisition, Project Manager and Senior Consultant. He was leading global teams of up to 250 professionals. Besides working for PwC Consulting, Kongsberg Automotive and Pratham (NGO, India), he spent most of his career at IBM.