IBM Research Colloquia
IBM Client Center Madrid, 9 de octubre de 2013
Los investigadores de IBM van mas allá de los límites de la ciencia, la tecnología y el negocio para ayudar a que el mundo funcione mejor.
La tecnología es hoy el principal motor de transformación de las organizaciones en todas las industrias. El crecimiento exponencial de la movilidad y el social business ha hecho posible una nueva forma de interacción con el cliente. Al mismo tiempo, los grandes avances en los sistemas de computación y la analítica de datos permiten obtener un mayor conocimiento de la información que se genera a través de los nuevos dispositivos y canales y responder de una forma más personalizada a las necesidades de cada cliente. En la actualidad, más de 3.200 científicos e investigadores de IBM Research trabajan para impulsar el progreso de las empresas y la sociedad.
Con 12 centros en todo el mundo, 6.478 patentes en 2012 y una inversión anual de alrededor de 6.000 millones de dólares en I+D+i, IBM es la compañía que más patentes ha registrado en Estados Unidos durante los últimos veinte años.
IBM Client Center Madrid: encuentro con los líderes de la tecnología
La sesión del pasado 9 de octubre, celebrada en el IBM Client Center Madrid, fue una oportunidad única para conocer, de la mano de nuestros investigadores, los grandes retos que nos plantea esta nueva era tecnológica y los proyectos más innovadores que empresas líderes a nivel mundial están desarrollando con IBM. Fue una ocasión privilegiada para aprender cómo las mayores tendencias tecnológicas, impulsadas por Big Data, Analytics, Mobile, Social Business y Cloud, están transformando los modelos de negocio, dando paso a nuevos espacios de competitividad y progreso; un acto exclusivo, dirigido a los líderes de negocio de las principales empresas e instituciones de nuestro país, con responsabilidad sobre la estrategia tecnológica de sus organizaciones. Durante la sesión abordamos las implicaciones y oportunidades que estas nuevas tecnologías ofrecen para las distintas industrias y procesos de negocio.
Director, Big Data &
Analytics, Haifa Lab,
Leader, Software and
Services. IBM Research
Manager of the Data Science User
Experience Lab. IBM T.J. Watson
Research.Center for Social Business
Daniel M. Dias
Director, Cloud Innovation
Dr. Dario Gil
Director, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, IBM Research
Founding Director, Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI)
Director, Cognitive Enterprise Laboratory
T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York
Dr. Gil is a leading technologist and executive at IBM. As a Director at IBM Research, he has worldwide responsibilities for IBM’s energy, natural resources and environmental science research activities, leading a global team of scientists across 12 laboratories that are focused on accelerating industry transformation through breakthrough science and the systematic application of the latest advances in information technology. He is the creator and Founding Director of the Smarter Energy Research Institute, an international collaborative research consortia focused on advancing the utility of the future through the use of predictive analytics, optimization and advanced computation.
Coinciding with the IBM Centennial, and as part of IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook (a set of comprehensive studies that the IBM CEO commissions to the Research division to direct IBM's technology roadmaps, strategy and investments) Dr. Gil led an interdisciplinary team in a year long effort to define the new "Frontiers of Information Technology" that are most likely to shape the industry in the decades to come. The strategy highlights the transformational impact that Cognitive Computing will have in the world and has shaped IBM’s view that a new era of computing is about to emerge. In an effort to accelerate this new era Dr. Gil recently created the Cognitive Enterprise Laboratory at IBM Research, chartered with the mission of exploring the potential of Cognitive Systems inside enterprises and institutions.
An expert in the field nanotechnology, he is the author of numerous patents and over 20 publications in international journals and conferences. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Aya Soffer
Director, Big Data Analytics Research
Dr. Aya Soffer is Director of Big Data Analytics Research in IBM. In this role, Dr. Soffer directs the world-wide research strategy in Big Data and works with IBM’s product groups and customers to drive Research innovation in to the Market. Dr. Soffer leads IBM Research's Massive Scale Analytics Big Bet, an effort to develop new technologies to facilitate making smart decisions from information at very large scales. This is a world-wide effort across seven Research labs focusing on extracting insight from the vast amount of information gathered from heterogeneous sources and make it readily available to decision makers where and when they need it. In the Haifa Research Lab, Dr. Soffer is the Department Group Manager of the Big Data Analytics department that focuses on turning information into assets with emphasis on unstructured information including new forms of social media and networks. Many of these innovations are already included in IBM product and services offerings.
Dr. Soffer received her MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Before joining IBM in 1999, she was a research scientist at Goddard space flight center, where she worked on digital libraries for earth science data. Dr. Soffer has published over 40 papers in referred journals and conferences and filed over 15 patents. She has additionally served on program committees and as track chair in many leading conferences.
Mobile First Research Global Leader, and Department Group Manager
IBM Haifa Research Lab Software and Services Department
Gabi Zodik is the Mobile First Research Global Leader, as well as the Department Group Manager of the IBM Haifa Research Lab Software and Services Dept. He oversees the lab's research and development efforts in Mobile, Space Time Services, and emerging Cloud Computing platforms.
In his MobileFirst global role, Gabi oversees all the research activities in Mobile. Mobile technologies are revolutionizing our personal lives and transforming the way we do business. MobileFirst technologies from IBM are helping enable this transformation in businesses, whether internally for business processes or externally for customer facing systems using front office digitization. The large variety of heterogeneous platforms is one of the many challenges associated with developing and managing mobile applications. IBM Research is investigating all these hurdles and address the entire application lifecycle. These innovations include: tools for mobile application creation for non-programmers, advanced runtime services such as location and data synchronization for omni channel services, advanced testing services, security analysis and certification, and application usage analytics. These capabilities support both hybrid and native application development.
He also serves as the relationship manager for IBM MobileFirst, and Rational with Research. He has an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion, and an MBA from the University of Haifa
Dr. Werner Geyer
Manager of the Data Science User Experience Lab
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for Social Business
Dr. Werner Geyer manages the Data Science User Experience Lab (DUX) which is part of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for Social Business in Cambridge next to the Center for Innovation in Visual Analytics (CIVA) in Cambridge. The mission of the Cambridge DUX is to make data science an interactive experience that is driven by end user and business needs. The research in his team focuses on novel user experiences, applied analytics (in particular social analytics) and social collaboration. Currently, his team is applying their skills towards creating a “Smarter Workforce.” as part of IBM's Smarter Workforce initative.
Daniel M. Dias
Dr. Daniel M. Dias
Director of cloud innovation technologies, at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Dr. Daniel M. Dias is the director of cloud innovation technologies, at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. He is responsible for world-wide research related to IBM’s cloud service offerings, including enterprise-grade, highly scalable and available public, private and hybrid clouds, cloud applications services and industry solutions.
For more than three decades, Dr. Dias has led pioneering research in scalable commercial computing systems, and he has been director of research labs and teams on three continents. Most recently, Dr. Dias was the inaugural lab director of IBM Research – Brazil (BRL), with responsibility for leading and creating IBM’s first research lab in the southern hemisphere, with sites in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. One of the lab’s projects is a smarter city initiative, where BRL played a key role in the Rio de Janeiro Center of Operations, particularly in providing fine grained weather and flood modeling for the city. He was previously lab director of the IBM India Research Lab (IRL), with sites in Delhi and Bangalore.
Previously, he was director of Service Product Technologies, at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York, with responsibility for leading world-wide research in technologies for advanced service products, including service management, transformation to and management of virtualized environments, mobile computing and management, and SOA technologies. Dan previously led the internet infrastructure and computing utilities department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he and his team built one of the first scalable and highly available Web servers.
Dr. Dias received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas. He is co-inventor on more than 45 issued US patents, and co-author of more than 90 refereed publications. He has received several awards for his contributions to research, including IBM Invention Achievement, Outstanding Innovation and Outstanding Technical Achievement awards, and best paper awards. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and a Fellow of the IEEE.