Robert S. Merkel

Healthcare & Life Sciences Leader
IBM Watson Group

Rob Merkel is the Healthcare & Life Sciences Leader within IBM Watson Group. In this role, he is responsible for IBM’s portfolio of transformational solutions enabled by Watson cognitive computing and machine learning capabilities globally.

Mr. Merkel previously served in numerous leadership roles within IBM Global Business Services, including Global Industry Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences, US Healthcare Industry Leader and global account leadership responsibilities for IBM’s portfolio of consulting and application management services. Mr. Merkel has over 23 years experience on a wide range of consulting assignments related to all phases of business transformation. He has led strategic planning assignments, large-scale systems implementations and application support initiatives for major Healthcare and Life Sciences clients. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, has authored several publications and has been interviewed on CNBC and in numerous print media.

Mr. Merkel serves on the IBM Chairman’s Growth and Transformation Team and is a member of the IBM Industry Academy. He has pioneered strategies across IBM’s brands to develop industry specific solutions and globally integrated delivery models that benefit our clients.

Mr. Merkel earned his bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and masters of business administration from Columbia Business School. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7:30AM - 3:30PM

FREE for government and military attendees

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004


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