Dr. Jamshid Vayghan is Global CTO & Vice President for Application Development and Management Innovation at IBM Global Business Services. He works directly with clients in many industries including banking, insurance, & retail.

Prior to his current position, he was CTO for IBM in Latin America (LA) and led Blockchain and innovation related efforts in LA. Previously, he was CTO for IBM Sales Transformation leading data and enterprise architecture initiatives for IBM’s own internal transformation.

His multi-disciplinary career, training, education, work experience in 4 continents & different cultures and locations have turned him into a global leader with hands-on, “roll up the sleeves” leadership style, capable of diving into details where required, while still retaining the capacity to look at the large picture & focus on long-term impact of decisions & strategy on business outcomes, customer experience, & cost.

He has experience in organic technical talent development, leading large distributed technical teams on innovation, architecture, design & development, and delivery.

Education: Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with focus on Machine Learning & Data Mining, MS in AI with focus on Robotics, BS in Chemical & Petrochemical Engineering

Specialties: AI, Cognitive, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Analytics, Data, Cloud, Enterprise Architect, IT-enabled Business Transformation, Chemical Engineering, Technical Leadership

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