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Mikel Diez


Mikel Diez


Professor, Master in Computer Science & Business Technology

CTO Cognitive Industry Solutions, IBM, Spain


Data Science & Technology

Mikel is a thinker by nature always “thinking first then solving”, and within the paradigm of “technology as THE disruptor”.

Mikel performs a CTO role in the IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece & Israel Industry Cognitive Solutions team, with focus in Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Strategy. Also, he is an Enterprise Design Thinking Certified Coach.

Mikel has published a book around Cognitive Customer eXperience and he is a regular speaker at events and lectures on Artificial Intelligence.

Corporate Experience

  • CTO Cognitive Industry Solutions, IBM, Spain, 2010-Present
  • SOA Specialist, Oracle, Spain, 2008-2010
  • Professional Services Manager, ILOG, Spain, 2005-2008

Academic Experience

  • HST Adjunct Faculty Professor of Artificial Intelligence, IE University, Spain, 2018-Present
  • Professor of Artificial Intelligence & BigData, EOI, Spain, 2014-Present

Academic Background

  • Master’s in Software Engineering, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain 1995
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain 1993