Helen Bowyer
Emerging Technologies Manager

Company: IBM

Title: Emerging Technologies Manager

Since 2009 I have been a manager for the IBM UK Emerging Technology team, leading this highly agile and innovative team. The team delivers unusual and first-of-a-kind client focused projects, research activities, collaborations with UK and US universities and publications of our work as Open Source assets.

I am responsible for ensuring the team has the right skill set and capabilities to deliver on our projects as well as hiring talent into the business. Projects cover a huge range of areas including: Cloud, Cognitive Computing, Analytics and Big Data, Social Business, IoT, Mobile, Security and Business Innovation.

Before joining the management team I was a researcher on the NIS ITA programme, working with multi­disciplinary research teams from leading academic and industry partners. My work focussed on automated understanding of team context. For a list of publications please see my google scholar profile. I also led a project exploring the feasibility of creating an automated sign language solution in BSL. More info on SiSi (Say it Sign it) can be found here.