Dinesh Nirmal is IBM Vice President of Analytics Development, responsible for delivering advanced analytics solutions covering data management, Hadoop, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more. During his 20 years' IBM service Dinesh has held technical leadership and senior management roles, from IMS Director, VP of Smarter Process, VP of Analytics and z Systems to his current role. Dinesh is also Site Executive of IBM Silicon Valley Laboratories and an R Consortium board member. By applying a "People First" strategy across both customers and IBM development teams his team has been able to deliver ground breaking technology platforms that help revolutionize business models and nurture customers on their cognitive journeys. Dinesh also owns the mission for the IBM Machine Learning Hub and IBM Spark Technology Center.