Bryson Koehler

GM and CTO, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Bryson is GM and CTO of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, and distinguished engineer for IBM. As CTO, Bryson leads the architectural charge bringing together the cognitive and AI computing capabilities of Watson machine learning, a new, true cloud-native IaaS architecture, data and analytics, the Watson Data Platform, Cloud Video and The Weather Company. Before joining IBM, Bryson served as CTO for The Weather Company, where led the company’s transformation by building one of the world’s largest IoT/data platforms — which was an integral factor in IBM’s decision to acquire The Weather Company. Bryson has also served as operating partner with Exigen Capital, Senior Vice President of Global Revenue and Guest Technology for InterContinental Hotels Group, and led teams at Vicorp, USWeb and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Bryson earned his double bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Interpersonal Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.