Jane Snowdon


Jane Snowdon


SPEED Innovation Engagement Leader, Industry Diamond, FAMIA


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Dr. Jane L. Snowdon is an Innovation Engagement Leader and member of the venture capital and innovation team within IBM Research and IBM Corporate Technical Strategy. She develops the pipeline, evaluates, and leads proof-of-concepts to create strategic business value and accelerate innovation in collaboration with customers and partners. Her current interests are in accelerating time to value with AI, hybrid cloud, storage fusion, digital transformation, and sustainability.

Previously, Dr. Snowdon served as Deputy Chief Science Officer, Science Operations, IBM Watson Health, and was responsible for assisting the Chief Science Officer in developing and executing scientific strategy, integrating scientific expertise and evaluation into the product design and development process, engaging clients and academic partners to develop and execute scientific collaborations to support IBM business goals, and participating in scientific and academic forums.

Dr. Snowdon is an IBM Industry Diamond, Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA), and 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Achievement in Industry Awardee. She received two Watson Health General Manager's 2021 Team Awards for "Analysis of Variants in SARS-CoV-2" and "Resetting the Clinical Trial Clock in a Pandemic-Identifying Opportunities to Accelerate the Clinical Trial Timeline to Facilitate Rapid Discovery of COVID-19 Drugs and Vaccines,” 2020 Health Tech Hero Award from the Women of IBM Watson Health, and 2020 YWCA Greenwich Women Who Inspire Award.

Dr. Snowdon served as Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Federal and Director of the IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington DC. She conducted research for two decades at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in modeling, simulating, and optimizing manufacturing systems, airline crew scheduling and flight planning systems, and energy efficient buildings. She jointly led the direction of IBM’s overall Research strategy across twelve global labs and the Global Technology Outlook which became IBM’s cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security (CAMSS) strategy.

Dr. Snowdon has a proven record of successfully consulting with CxOs to drive enterprise transformation and building ecosystems with IBM’s clients, universities, business partners, and governments to enable multi-disciplinary collaboration in the development and deployment of new methods, processes, tools, and services.

Dr. Snowdon received her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. from the University of Michigan, and B.S. with honors from the Pennsylvania State University, all in Industrial Engineering. She has published more than 100 articles and hold 1 patent. She is a Senior Member of IIE, IEEE and SWE, and a Member of AMIA, APHA, CASE, INFORMS, NYAS, Sigma Xi, and SWE.


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