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I joined IBM in 2001, and now, after a few executive appointments, I'm Director, Product Management, Internet of Things. In my current role, I'm responsible for building the ecosystems of API marketplaces around IBM's Industry IoT Offerings, starting with Smarter Buildings. This includes business development with partners, and delivering a marketplace with an excellent user experience.

This is a very innovative area that combines my experience in various prior roles, including ecosystem development, business development, and product management.

In previous IBM executive roles, I was a Director of Product Management for two IoT segments: Enterprise Asset Management and Real Estate and Facilities Management. I was also Director of Business Development for Smarter Infrastructure, Director of the IBM Innovation Centers, a Director of Product Management for a subsegment of IT Service Management, and a Director of Strategy for the former Tivoli division. I have international experience running 40+ world-wide IBM centers, upline management experience, as well as acquisition experience, as I was responsible for driving the revenue business cases for over 7 IBM-acquired companies.

I completed my Ph.D. in the Switzerland research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I worked at Xerox PARC on Open Implementation for my MIT Master's Thesis. My Ph.D. is on preserving modularity in the presence of otherwise modularity-breaking implementation dependencies.

After completing my Ph.D., I joined McKinsey & Co.. After that, I worked at a startup for a couple of years before joining IBM.

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