Rolando Franco


Rolando Franco


Manager, Account Technical Leaders, US Financial Services Market (West)


IBM Research New York, NY USA


I have the privilege of leading an outstanding team of Account Technical Leaders, building their skills, and helping them focus on serving and driving the technical strategy for IBM's top financial services clients.

With over 26 years of experience in the technology industry, I am a passionate and visionary leader who strives to deliver innovative solutions that create value for clients and society. I am a member of the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology, a society of IBM technical leaders who advance the understanding of emerging technologies, develop IBM's global technical community, and engage clients in technical pursuits of common value.

I am responsible for driving the technical strategy, architecture, and sales of IBM's solutions and services for clients in the banking, insurance, and capital markets sectors. I leverage my expertise in big data, cloud computing, and software development to help clients transform their business models, optimize their operations, and enhance their customer experience. I also collaborate with IBM's corporate strategy and venture capital teams to identify and pursue opportunities for innovation and growth in the financial services industry.

I have contributed to multiple patents, publications, and certifications related to blockchain, cloud, and artificial intelligence. I am honored to have received several awards and recognitions from IBM and external organizations for my technical excellence and leadership.