Bret leads Cognizant’s Global Artificial Intelligence and Analytics business unit, focused on helping transform our clients with the most differentiated capabilities and offerings for Data Modernization and AI. The AI&A business unit supports core capabilities for our client’s overall digital transformation. Bret is also helping to drive AI and Data transformation across Cognizant’s business units and to lead the effort on Responsible AI for the company. Prior to this, Bret lead IBM Watson’s Internet of Things Offerings, establishing new IoT products and services for the Industrial Internet of Things. He built his career in technology and business leadership across a range of roles throughout IBM in software, services, consulting, strategy, marketing, and as IBM’s CIO for Asia-Pacific. He has worked globally in these roles including living in China for 5 years working with clients and transforming IBM’s IT environment. He holds patents in the areas of collaboration systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.