IBM General Manager of Watson Solutions Manoj Saxena is responsible for the commercialization efforts of IBM's Watson technology globally. Prior to this role, Saxena has held several other leadership positions at IBM.
Before joining IBM in 2006, Saxena was an active member of the IT venture capital community and led two successful venture-backed software companies. Webify, an emerging leader in industry-specific SOA middleware, which was acquired by IBM in 2006, and Exterprise, a business process collaboration company, purchased by Commerce One in 2001. Saxena holds two U.S. patents for web services technologies.
He currently serves on several boards including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Austin Technology Council.
Saxena holds a masters degree in business administration from Michigan State University, and a masters in management sciences from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in Pilani, India.