VP, Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning
Ritika Gunnar is the Vice President of Data and AI Expert Labs. In this role, she and her team of 'ninjas' work with clients on their transformation journey through a data & AI first methodology and help implement Data & AI solutions using deep knowledge-based skills to accelerate the adoption of data & AI enterprise capabilities. Prior to this role, Ritika was the Vice President of Offerings for IBM Watson. In this role, she has responsibility for all of Watson’s Data and AI portfolio where she is responsible for defining the portfolio strategy, execution of product offerings, and driving business results. Previous to this, as Vice President of IBM’s World-Wide Cloud and Cognitive GTM organization she drove IBM’s mission to apply deep cloud, data and AI expertise to our clients' most pressing needs Ritika has also been the Vice President of IBM’s Data and Analytics Business where she was responsible for setting the strategy and execution of IBM’s data platform, data science, and analytics practices. Prior to this, she led and managed IBM’s Master Data Management & Information Integration and Governance business and IBM’s Data Warehousing & Analytics business. Ritika joined IBM as a software engineer in 1999 and has held numerous development and support roles in her career. Ritika holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and an Executive Masters in Business from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in New York.