Matt Ellis is the VP Research & Development for Watson Healthcare & Life Sciences. This focuses on enabling physicians, clinicians, nurses and researchers to use the IBM Watson cognitive computing & analytics technologies to accelerate and improve the delivery of personalized patient care and discovery of new treatments. Matt has had a varied career focused upon the application of Machine Learning & Analytics to multiple industries. Most recently he led IBM’s Software Group Technology & Architecture team through the formation of the IBM Cloud Division. Previously he has led IBM’s Network Management & IT Operations product division and the IBM Autonomic Computing Research program.