Senior Technical Solutions Lead, IBM
Dr. Fernando Koch is a hands-on innovator, business developer, and technology enthusiast. He is a Senior Technical Solutions Lead with IBM Global Services, Eisenhower Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Speaker. He has more than 30 years of IT Industry experience and deep understanding about the practical utilization of disruptive technologies by academia and industry. Recently, he was the Director of Research with Samsung Research Institute and Invited Professor at Korea University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2009). He co-edited 6 books, more than 30 patents and 60 papers on Artificial Intelligence, Social Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, Distributed Computing, and others.
Keynote Title: Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Society
Abstract: The new generation of technology development -- including Computational intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Internet of Things, Social Computing and Virtual Reality, and others – will disrupt the economic and social model of every human endeavor. Advances in these domains are inevitable, irreversible, and their impact is immeasurable. The questions are: how to promote strategies to embrace, commercialize, and monetize these new technologies? How to prepare business and society to this new technology revolution? And, how to position current business to be part of this evolution reaping the benefits of disruptive technologies?