Jean-Philippe Desbiolles

VP for AI, Data & Cognitive Financial Services


As a Senior Executive with 22 years of international experience, Jean-Philippe is a transformational leader in Banking and Financial Market. He has a successful track record of driving business reinvention leveraging Digital, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Analytics, Blockchain, Internet
of Things (IoT) and Cloud capabilities.

He built the Cognitive and Analytics business in IBM Singapore, led the Banking Industry globally for IBM Watson Group in New-York (AI & Data IBM Business Unit), and drove for 4 years the Cognitive Process Transformation team in France.

He personally delivered key strategic and transformational projects for big international financial institutions. His expertise covers three main business domains: user experience, enhance knowledge worker and smarts processes/automation.

He is now the IBM Global AI & Data Leader for Banking and Financial Market (Retail banking, Financial Market & Insurance). He is responsible to position IBM as the trusted transformation partner in client's cognitive journey helping them to shape it, scale up AI & Data everywhere and get user adoption.

Jean-Philippe is communicating his convictions around AI, digital transformation, ethics and technology across many academic programs (Columbia University, INSEAD, Zermatt Summit Foundation, HEC Executive Program,...) and conferences (CES Unveiled, Technion, THINK,...) and is leading the AI impact on skills/HR workstream for European Commission for 4 years.