Shiva Kumar is currently Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Business Development of IBM’s Watson Health. For the past several years he has provided the impetus for IBM to build a “Cognitive” business in Health and Life Sciences. He also led teams in IBM Research to create capabilities at the convergence of information flow, work flow, Big Data, and Analytics. These capabilities created the underpinnings of some of the new businesses IBM has launched. For many years, Mr. Kumar directed teams in IBM’s Enterprise Transformation organization to improve business performance across IBM’s execution units. The teams applied analytics and insights to enable growth of revenues and labor effectiveness. Many of the innovations have enabled new ways in which IBM runs its businesses. Before joining IBM, Shiva was an Associate Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Stamford Office, where he worked in the areas of business building related to technology and the use of analytics to improve business performance.
Updated June 6, 2019