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John Thomas

John Thomas

Distinguished Engineer and Director, IBM Analytics, IBM

John J. Thomas is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director in IBM’s Analytics business. He has 25 years of experience in enterprise architecture, competitive strategy, Data Science and worldwide client facing engagements. A lifelong learner, his expertise spans a spectrum of technology areas including enterprise systems, Cloud, Analytics, Machine Learning and AI.

John currently provides technical direction to IBM’s Data Science Elite team that is comprised of data scientists who have successfully implemented AI in the enterprise. The team collaborates with clients to help them implement Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning use cases.

Previously he led competitive strategy in the areas of Analytics, Cognitive and Cloud. His accomplishments include research that shaped IBM strategy; central roles in IBM product launches; and a methodical approach to IT economics that combined technical and business aspects of delivering technology solutions. His client engagements have taken him to 63 countries, providing a unique worldwide experience. John is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He has a Masters degree in Computer Engineering and a B.Tech degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering.