Speed, Simplicity, and Self-Confidence: Transform Your Business with Watson

Data and AI

With situations shifting by the moment, businesses are striving to continue to meet the needs of everyone they serve—customers, employees, partners, and citizens alike. In order to do so, they must be able to act with speed, simplicity, and self-confidence. Attend this session to learn how you can transform your business with Watson to meet the needs of everyone you serve, anywhere.


Daniel Hernandez

General Manager of Data and AI, IBM

As General Manager of IBM's Data and AI division, Daniel G. Hernandez leads a multi-billion dollar software business, overseeing P&L, operations, strategy, products, support, services, marketing, and sales. The portfolio includes leading brands such as Watson, Db2, Cognos, SPSS, InfoSphere, and Cloud Pak for Data.

Arin Bhowmick

Vice President and Chief Design Officer, IBM Cloud, Data and AI, IBM

Arin currently serves as the Chief Design Officer for the IBM Cloud, Data and AI portfolios. He heads the design practice and, user experience and design initiatives across the vast set of industry leading products. With vast experience in enterprise UX and a Masters degree in HCI, Arin has served in multiple leadership roles in the technology industry, and is the author of several design patents and publications.

Ankit Chhajer

Artificial Intelligence Lead, NatWest Group

Ankit is currently leading the Artificial Intelligence teams at NatWest Group building the future of banking using Conversation AI and Voice assistance. Ankit is an award-winning technologist with vast experience in driving growth, innovation, digital transformation and building digital products in financial services. As Chief Product Owner at NatWest Group, Ankit has been at the forefront of the bank's drive to digital. He has led various award-winning Digital Experience and Innovation teams, where he has helped the bank achieve best in class mobile-first onboarding, and industry-first digital products include PhotoID Checker, DigiDocs and account opening using a selfie. A SAFe® 4 Agilist and his teams have won multiple accolades and awards around the world for Product innovation and delivering great digital customer experiences and design. He was also listed as one of the 7 rising starts in the Digital Banking Club POWER 50 – List that celebrates most innovative and pioneering people in European digital financial services. Prior to NatWest Group he was Vice-President of operations at AIESEC UK and qualified as an Electronics and Communication Engineer.

Sriram Raghavan

Vice President, IBM Research AI, IBM Research

Sriram Raghavan is Vice President for IBM Research AI. In this role, he has overall responsibility for establishing IBM’s research portfolio in artificial intelligence (AI) and overseeing the execution of this agenda across IBM’s research labs across the globe. Sriram also works closely with all of the commercial divisions in IBM to drive research advancements in AI into IBM’s software and services offerings. Prior to his current role, Sriram was the Director of the IBM Research Lab in India and the CTO for IBM in India/South Asia. Sriram began his career in IBM at the Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, USA where he led a variety of research efforts at the intersection of artificial intelligence (specifically natural language processing), large scale data management, business analytics, and distributed systems. Sriram is an alumnus of Stanford University, USA and the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.