Paul is an award-winning author, speaker and future trends expert and the VP of Big Data and Cognitive Systems at IBM. Named one of the “50 Big Data Twitter Influencers” by SAP, Paul has served as a big data consultant for “60 Minutes” and multiple universities, and has been named an expert on big data by publications such as Big Data Republic, Technopedia, and Analytics Week. Paul also leads IBM’s World Wide Competitive Database and Big Data teams. An award winning writer, he has published more than 19 books and over 350 articles on data including Big Data Beyond the Hype, DB2 for Dummies, Understanding Big Data, and more. An expert in harnessing the power of big data, Paul brings real world experience from his at time managing over 1,400 professionals to help you build influence and affect change in your company. Paul also is a seated board member of Queen’s University Business School’s Masters of Management Analytics (MMA) program. Paul has taken an active role in bolstering Women in Technology, and sits on the board of Women 2.0, a global network and social platform for aspiring and current female founders of technology ventures.