Director, Singapore Research Center IBM
Meeta Vouk, PhD, is the Director of the Singapore Research Center, and is responsible for establishing and executing on the technical agenda of the IBM research center in Singapore.
Previous to that she was the Chief Data Officer for Blockchain Technologies at IBM. Meeta led the data group for Blockchain and was responsible for managing the business unit's global data and establishing data governance policies, operationalizing IBM’s Blockchain offerings, understanding market insights, developing customer engagement strategy, and creating business value from data. As a product officer, Meeta led the delivery of industry leading IBM Blockchain Platform to the market (Gartner). Her work on Blockchain earned her a spot in the top 5 data officers of 2016 by Innovation Enterprise Magazine.
Previously, Meeta was the Chief Technology Officer of Innovation for IBM Middleware where she led the Emerging Technology Institute. Her work involved incubating business ideas, working on business acquisitions and delivering innovative technology MVPs internally and to customers (Enterprise IoT, High Performance Messaging Appliances, Business Hub, Blockchain).
Meeta is the founder of Garage Inc., an idea incubator geared towards teaching kids to be social entrepreneurs. Meeta is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University and has been teaching advanced graduate computer chip design courses for 12 years. Her course has been adopted by 27 universities across the world and her students are leading hardware verification and design at many of the technology fortune 100 companies.