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6932: Unlocking New Value From IoT, with AI and Advanced Analytics

Internet of Things

Leaders at today’s enterprises are reshaping how everything in the world is made, distributed and used. By applying the power of IoT and AI today, businesses such as L’Oreal, Visa, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsufuji are deriving new insights from their physical assets—from equipment to vehicles to facilities—achieving operational efficiency and reducing costs. During this session, Kareem Yusuf, PhD, General Manager Watson IoT, and executives from these companies will demonstrate how they are using IoT and AI to boost operational performance and delight new customers.

Featured Sessions Internet of Things
Think Theater
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT


Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D

General Manager, Watson IoT, IBM

Kareem Yusuf is the General Manager of Watson IoT, an IBM Business Unit focused on providing solutions that harness the power of IoT to provide insights, intelligence and innovation that help clients transform their business.

Kareem has been with IBM for 19 years and has held leadership positions in a variety of disciplines across IBM. These have included Offering Management, Software Development, SaaS Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Field Technical Sales. Kareem has a Ph.D from the University of Leeds, focused on Decision Support Systems for Civil Engineering construction. He maintains an active interest in all things technical, with a particular interest in digital media and programming languages. He is a TED Speaker and also the author of "Enterprise Messaging Using JMS and IBM WebSphere.

Stephane Lannuzel

Operations Chief Digital Officer at L'Oreal, L'Oreal

Imperial College (UK) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (FR) graduate, Stephane started his career in project finance for large-scale infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific for a French bank, Caisse des Depots et Consignations. Stephane then moved to strategy consulting and spent 7 years with A.T. Kearney focusing on the luxury and FMCG industries on strategic planning and operations topics.

For the past 12 years, Stephane has worked in the cosmetics industry for Shiseido and L'Oreal as Operations Director. During the last 2 years, Stephane has been managing the digital transformation of L'Oreal operations on a world-wide basis, combining new technologies to develop new business models and to meet more and more demanding customers requests. Stephane's passion is to lead large-scale complex transformation projects involving strategic planning, technologies and change management.

Beyond his responsibility at L'Oreal, Stephane is also Board Member of Hub IA France.

Ayumu Mitera

CEO, Mitsufuji

He is the third-generation owner of Mitsufuji Corporation. He has a long successful carrier and a strong background in various IT fields before taking over the operation of Mitsufuji. He’s succeeded in transforming Mitsufuji from a traditional Kyoto textile Nishijin factory to a world-leading wearable IoT company and now is looking ahead to the future.

Dr. Siegmar Haasis

CIO R&D, Mercedes-Benz

Dr. Siegmar Haasis is CIO Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler AG, Böblingen, where he oversees nine departments and more than 1,000 employees worldwide. At Mercedes-Benz, Dr. Haasis is responsible for MBC Engineering processes, methodologies, and IT systems globally. He is the author of five technical books, numerous papers and proceedings, and has three patents in the field of process innovation. In the year 2002 he won the DaimlerChrysler research award. He received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering/Process Engineering from the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany.

Olabisi Boyle

Vice President, IoT Platforms, Visa

Olabisi Boyle is Vice President of Visa's Internet of Things (IoT) program, overseeing activities across IoT verticals including cities, automotive, home, and retail. She is responsible for commercializing connected payment solutions featuring cutting-edge payment technology, identifying strategic partnerships, and managing the cross-functional team to bring these new payment experiences to fruition.

Olabisi has achieved numerous awards, honors, and accomplishments, including election as co-chair and board member of the Chrysler African American Network and board member of the Detroit-area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). She was the recipient of the 2018 Women in Payments Innovation Award and is currently an AutoMobility Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA.