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The first GM of IBM Watson, Chairman at CognitiveScale
I like building things, going fast, and helping brilliant people build great companies. I also like making markets especially around machine intelligence. I am passionate about racing cars and about inspiring our youth to pursue STEM careers. Led IBM Watson Software Division as its first General Manager (2011-14) and helped with the formation of Watson Business Group in January 2014 with a $1B investment from IBM.
Prior to IBM, successfully founded, scaled, and sold two venture-backed software companies within a five year span. Holder of nine software patents in machine intelligence. Currently a Venture capitalist focused on Cognitive Computing and Machine Intelligence market. Founding General Partner, The Entrepreneurs' Fund, a $100m seed fund focused exclusively on the cognitive computing and machine intelligence market with eight active investments.
Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch and the Saxena Family Foundation.