Gerard Smit is IBM´s Chief Technology Officer and Technical Sales Executive for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Digital Transformation leader and IBM Distinguished Engineer; in recognition and appreciation of outstanding international technical contributions and leadership. Open Group Distinguished Chief Architect, Reverse Historian and passionate Technology & Innovation leader.
I love to be creative, seeking solutions beyond boundaries and I am strongly connected with IBM Research and other (academic) institutions. Result driven, able to adapt quickly to market and client changes. Personal drive, enthusiasm and pragmatic approach helps me in leading and influencing clients’ technical strategies and buying decisions. Grateful to be a core member of the globally recognized IBM Academy of Technology.
Connects the contextual dots between the Industry & Society with Cognitive Computing/ Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data & Analytics and Front Office Digitization.
Besides my internal responsibilities I am part of the ICT Innovation Platform Advisory Council, Council Member of the VNO-NCW Innovation and Technology commission and Member of the Executive Board of The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT). Besides this I enjoy guest lecturing at Universities and (co) writes books, blogs, vlogs and articles. Recognized keynote speaker on big client venues and events.