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IBM Watson Center Munich - Online Event
Best Practice Meetings

Tuesday, 08 June 2021

4.00 pm - 6.30 pm


The world is changing, and the way we work is changing with it. Technology is accelerating and business models are being transformed at a breathtaking pace.

The IBM Watson Center Munich is the most powerful platform in the world in the field of artificial intelligence. It helps companies to use data to drive forward innovation using artificial intelligence and cloud technologies and to create value for their business. Setting the right strategic priorities can thus present a challenge.

The experts at the IBM Watson Center Munich understand this challenge. The Center has therefore developed an opportunity for those who want to understand digital innovations better. The Center has journeys that inspire visionary thinkers to plan a better future for their organisation and start the digital age on the right footing.

Whatever your industry, your innovation status or the challenges you face, a visit to the Watson Center Munich will undoubtedly inspire you.



Welcome by Dr. Christian Keller, General Manager IBM Switzerland and Dr. Patrik Gisel, member of the Board SMG


Presentation of the Center and virtual tour by Wolfgang Rodler, Head of IBM Watson Center Munich


Lecture with demo presentation "Artificial intelligence with humans in focus", Andrea Marti, Leader EMEA Client Center and member of the Enquete Commission for AI of the German Parliament




Virtual and interactive tour of the Demo-Lab IBM Watson Center Munichs, Wolfgang Rodler




End of event



Dr. Christian Keller has been General Manager of IBM Switzerland since 2018 and a member of IBM's worldwide Senior Leadership Team. In 2017 he was General Manager for Financial Services & Industry Platforms in Europe. From 2014 to 2017 he was Managing Director of IBM Deutschland GmbH and responsible for IBM Global Technology Services. In addition, Christian Keller held various marketing and sales management positions within IBM in Switzerland and Europe. Before joining IBM in 1995, Christian Keller worked for three years as a Project Manager in a business consultancy. Christian Keller holds a Master's degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and received a PhD in business administration from the same university.


Andrea Martin is leading the IBM Client Center organisation in EMEA and is leading the IBM Watson Center in Munich and responsible for its scope and market relevance. Before taking over this role in July 2019, she was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM Germany, Austria and Switzerland and President, IBM Academy of Technology. In her role, Andrea Martin uses her experience and global network from more than 25 years in the international services business, which also provides valuable input for her activities as an expert in the Commission for AI of the German Parliament (initiated in September 2018). Andrea Martin has started her career at IBM in 1992 after earning her Master’s degree (diploma) in Applied Mathematics from the University in Karlsruhe, Germany.


Wolfgang Rodler is the lead of the IBM Client Center at the global IBM Watson Center in Munich, responsible for the development and implementation of strategic business ideas and supporting the sales teams to generate revenue with their client visits. Prior to his current role, Wolfgang led the Client Experience Team and was responsible for over 400 visits from global companies each year as well as the development of new client reference story content. In 2017, Wolfgang joined IBM as a senior consultant in the Watson IoT consulting practice and was responsible for the implementation of several IoT projects at large multinational companies within the retail industry. Before that, Wolfgang was a consultant for the international consulting firm Deloitte, working in the area of ​​digitization for automotive companies. Wolfgang holds both a "Master of International Business" from the Hult International Business School in Boston and a "Bachelor of Science in Economics" from the University of Ulm.

Dr. Patrik Gisel studied Business Administration and completed a PhD at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). From 1987 to 1993, Gisel was a research fellow and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. He subsequently worked as an IT manager with UBS and in the Banking and Insurance practice of the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich. In the year 2000, Patrik Gisel joined the Raiffeisen Group as head of the Corporate Development, Finance and IT department and as a member of the Executive Board. From 2002 onwards, he was Deputy Chief Executive and headed the Market Department from 2005 to 2015 before being appointed CEO. He led the Raiffeisen Group until the end of 2018. Since then, Gisel has held a number of mandates in various forms and has been involved in several start-ups.


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