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Thought Leadership


Vice President, Offering Management
IBM Watson IoT


Stephan Biller is Vice President at IBM Watson IoT leading its Industry 4.0 solution suites to aid clients to drive operational excellence from assets, factories & supply chains to operations of oil fields and power plants using Big Data, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics. Prior to joining IBM in 2017, he served as General Electric’s Chief Manufacturing Scientist & Technology Leader founding GE’s Brilliant Factory initiative as well as its Additive Manufacturing software strategy. Earlier positions include General Motors Fellow & Global Manager for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Biller has co-authored a book on sustainable production automation along with 80+ publications and 11 patents. He was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as a key thought leader in smart manufacturing. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA from University of Michigan, and a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen.