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Merve Unuvar        

Strategy Lead for AI Engineering at IBM

Dr. Merve Unuvar is the lead strategist for AI Engineering in IBM Research. Dr. Unuvar is responsible for creating and executing AI Engineering strategy and leading research agenda prioritization across product teams and technical teams. Additionally, she works with strategic partners, clients and open source ecosystem to establish and develop new market opportunities.

Prior to joining the AI Engineering team, Dr. Unuvar launched IBM’s first enterprise level Blockchain Application in Limited Availability and helped create one of the largest enterprise Blockchain ecosystem. Prior to that, Dr. Unuvar worked in IBM’s Watson Research Center as a research scientist and in the IBM Cloud CTO Office as an executive apprentice to the VP of Cloud Technology and Architecture. She holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Rutgers University.

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