Lysa Banks - IBM

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Lysa Banks

Head of Technical Strategy and Engineering, IBM's Watson Media Portfolio

Lysa Banks is the Head of Technical Strategy and Engineering for IBM's Watson Media Portfolio. With over ten years of experience in cloud-based technologies, she now leads the overall technical strategy for IBM Watson Media –– applying IBM's cognitive capabilities  to the media and entertainment industry.

Prior to this role, Lysa was the Lead Architect and Program Manager for Industry Cloud Solutions at IBM, where she designed cloud-based industry vertical solutions. She also served on IBM’s Corporate Technical Evaluation team, where she worked with senior executives to shape IBM’s technical strategy through investment in emerging technologies. Plus, Lysa helped pioneer the formation of IBM’s Cloud Video Organization and provided technical advisement on IBM’s acquisitions in the video market. 

Lysa graduated summa cum laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Engineering and Applied Math. In her spare time, Lysa mentors the next generation of STEM students and professionals.

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