Dr. Aya Soffer is Vice President of AI Tech for the IBM Research AI organization.
In her role, Dr. Soffer sets the strategy, works with IBM scientists around the world to help shape their ideas into new AI technology, and with IBM’s product groups and customers to drive Research innovation into the market. In her 20 years at IBM, Dr. Soffer has led several strategic initiatives that grew into successful IBM products and solutions. Her team worked on the original Watson system, and more recently on the Project Debater.
She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and served as an invited speaker in numerous conferences.