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Chris Wicher

AI Research Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; former Director of AI Research, KPMG AI Center of Excellence; Vice President, Watson Engineering, IBM

Chris Wicher recently retired as the Director of AI Research at KPMG’s AI Center of Excellence. Prior to his time at KPMG, Chris spent 39 years at IBM on its software development team. He led numerous IBM product engineering teams, including the original invention of IBM Visual Age and IBM WebSphere. Chris headed up the engineering and delivery of the first commercial IBM Watson systems, as Vice President of Watson Engineering. He holds multiple patents for his innovations at both IBM and KPMG.

Chris received his bachelor’s degree in math and his MBA from the University of Santa Clara. He also has a master’s degree in math at UCLA.