PIETRO LEO

Executive Architect  @ IBM

SHORT BIO

I advise companies that want to embrace this new reality of data centric and highly automated world. Together, we design interactive platforms and real-time systems that empower them and their customers to make better decisions.

My expertise is the future of artificial intelligence, big data, and advanced analytics and in general technology innovation blending research & business perspectives.
For the last 25 years, I have worked with corporate clients as well as with many successful and exciting startups in multiple industrial domains including Public sector, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Banking, Insurance, Telco, Oil & Gas, Travel & Transportation, Media & Entertainment, acting as technical leader and data scientist in a number of projects whose overall effort size is over 150 years/man, working both at the national and international levels.

As IBM Italy chief scientist for Research & Business and thought leader for AI I helped firms to implement a number mission-critical projects and implement their advanced analytics, artificial intelligence strategy and data-centric culture. As IBM Academy of Technology Leadership member and former IBM Academy of Technology Global Technical Program leading a team of 30 IBM global technical senior leaders, including IBM Fellows as well as IBM Distinguished Engineers, I provided consultancy to the IBM senior executive board members as well as IBM’s client C-Suites.
Regularly teach artificial intelligence, big data and technology innovation at top university courses in major universities in Europe and, direct IBM Italy Center of Advanced Studies. I speak at corporate events and top conferences around the globe.

Author or co-author of about 70 scientific/technical publications as well as co-author of two IBM books edited by IBM Redbooks. Received multiple degrees in Computing Science and Applied Artificial Intelligence and received more than a dozens of awards for high technical achievements from IBM.
I live in Italy as a base, travelling in US, Europe and China for consulting.