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Academy of Technology LogoIBM Distinguished Engineer & Distinguished RSM, Cognitive Systems
IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland


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Professional Associations:  IBM Academy of Technology  |  INFORMS

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More information:  Cognitive Decision Support  |  Supply chain optimization


I currently lead a Global Research and Engineering team working across two IBM divisions: Research and Transformation & Operations. The team's mission is twofold:

i) Help to accelerate IBM transformation into a Cognitive Enterprise by deploying bleeding edge technologies, in business critical systems, that leverage advances in Big Data, Distributed Systems, and AI at large enterprise scale.

ii) Design and deliver enterprise-scale cognitive solutiuons to IBM Clients in various industries, particularly in the Banking, Insurance, and Industrial sectors. These solutions are co-developed and delivered with IBM Global Business Services division. 

Since I joined IBM in 2000, I have been leading and managing several teams and projects delivering Services & Software innovations that support both internal (IBM business units) and external clients in various industries. These projects have been centered around innovative blending of advanced analytics, scalable engineering, and business insight in order to tackle the most challenging business problems of IBM Clients. These solutions span the whole value chain of business, from Supply Chain Optimization to Sales & Marketing Effectiveness, Operations, Financial Planning, and Operational Risk Management.

From 2006 to 2008, I was appointed Corporate Strategy Consultant at the IBM Headquarters in New York to support the development of new business models and go-to-market strategies to optimize IBM's financial roadmap.

The innovative aspects of these projects are demonstrated by the patents, internal and external awards, client projects, and international publications that have been produced along the journey!