Chae An is the CTO of IBM’s Global Financial Services Sector, and has worldwide responsibility for the technical strategy and architecture for business solutions for IBM's customers in financial services. In the banking industry, Chae is providing architectural guidance and strategy to IBM’s business solutions in payments, corebanking transformation, customer insight, and risk management. Chae is currently a member of the board at BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network), a global standards organization aimed at developing industry standards for banking services. Prior to his current position, he has held various technical and executive management positions at IBM Software Group and IBM Research, where he led research activities in robotics, supply chain optimization, e-Commerce technologies, and analytics for decision support.