Rob Merkel
Healthcare & Life Sciences Leader, IBM Watson Group

Rob 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. Rob previously served in numerous leadership roles within IBM Global Business Services, including the 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. He has led strategic planning assignments, large-scale systems implementations and application support initiatives for major Healthcare and Life Sciences clients.