Sam Lightstone

IBM Fellow & Master Inventor, Analytics - IBM
CTO for Data. A software R&D executive, expert in large scale software innovation and development for mission critical systems. Currently leading projects at IBM for machine learning/deep learning, IoT distributed analytics, data virtualization, fast data, data warehousing, platform as a service, cloud data warehousing, cloud databases, big data. Founder and leader of several successful, high revenue, large-scale software R&D projects in IBM related to data management simplicity, performance, and cloud computing. Expert at incubating disruptive technology, recruiting top talent, growing and leading engineering teams, and go-to-market activities. A global leader of teams both large (500+) and small. An IBM Master Inventor with over 60 patents and patents pending and several dozen publications including tier-1 scientific venues. Author of the critically acclaimed career guide "Making it Big in Software".