Executive Architect  @ IBM


Pietro Leo is an information technology solution maker and IT Architect Thought Leader leader that enjoyed to work for 25 years in the data science and analytics area.

He is currently working for IBM Italy as Executive Architect and CTO for Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, acting as Chief Scientist, and Research Strategist. He is also the Head of IBM Italy Center of Advanced Studies.

IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) Leadership Member and former Global AoT Global Technology Leader.

Extensive experience and technical leadership on Big Data Analytics, Cognitive Computing, IBM Watson, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning , Very Large Search Engines, Semantic Search, Bioinformatics areas helping clients in complex (multi-millions) and mission-critical projects as well as leading large applied research initiatives.

In his career served as technical and scientific leader in a number of analytics & cognitive computing projects whose overall effort size can be content on over 150 years/man, working both at the national and international levels.

Social Business Passionate from disparate angles: Member of IBM Service Corps working in Ghana and #innovation agitator as well as #startup hunter.

Multidisciplinary education background: Higher artistic degree in Oboe, Multiple computing science degrees, Master of Science by Research post-degree in applied artificial intelligence, Master’s degree in public funding management.

Public Keynote speaker and author or co-author of more than 60 scientific and technical publications as well as co-author of two IBM books edited by IBM Readbooks. Invited university Lecturer.

Received more than a dozen of IBM special awards for high technical achievements and mentions into the IBM Corporate Technical Award Book 2010 & 2013 , IBM Client Value OTAA 2015, the IBM IT Architect Worldwide Technical Leadership Excellence Award in 2006 and the IBM Academy of Technology President’s Award in ’12.