Dr. Brenda Dietrich
Dr.Dietrich actively advises Meaning Bot on strategy, math, science and operations. She is an IBM Fellow (one of only 199 since IBM's founding),. She leads IBM’s research activities in Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences, and supports software products and consulting in these areas. She is responsible for both basic research in computational mathematics and the development of business applications based on the application of mathematical models within industry. She has been the president of INFORMS, the worlds largest professional society for Research and Management Sciences. She has served on university advisory boards for Northwestern, CMU, MIT, and UC Berkeley, and on advisory boards for the National Science Foundation. She holds more than 13 US Patents with an additional 20 Patents pending.
Here you can find a link that gives some context around Brenda's role as a leader from the inception of IBM Watson.