Inderpal Bhandari is the IBM Global Chief Data Officer, where he has leveraged his extensive experience to lead IBM’s data strategy to ensure IBM remains the number one AI and hybrid cloud
provider for the enterprise. Under his leadership, the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint was created, a roadmap for IBM’s clients on their own transformation journeys.
Inderpal brings to IBM more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at such leading companies as Cambia Health Solutions and Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions. Prior to
joining IBM, Inderpal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Cambia Health Solutions where he led the development of Cambia’s data strategy and drove the transformation of the company’s consumer experience strategies.
Prior to that, Inderpal served as Vice President of knowledge solutions and Chief Data Officer at
Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for maximizing the utility of
the company’s data and its readiness to respond to emerging market trends. Before that, he
founded Virtual Gold, growing the company into an international market leader for analytics in
call centers and professional sports.
Inderpal is an expert in transforming data into business value and improved customer
experiences by delivering strategic, innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable
growth and productivity. In 2017, he was named U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year by the
CDO Club, and has been featured as an industry expert by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,
US News & World Report, CNN and FOX.
Inderpal earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the
University of Massachusetts and holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from
Carnegie Mellon University.