Company: IBM Watson
Job Title: Vice President, UKI Cognitive Automation Practice Leader
Mike Hobday leads IBM’s Cognitive Automation Consulting Practice in UK and Ireland
The practice offers a portfolio of advisory, build and operate services for clients who seek to transform their digital customer experience, their industries and platforms, breaking new ground in operational effectiveness and productivity through automation.
Disciplines include Cognitive (incl. Watson technologies), Big Data and Advanced Analytics; automation solutions including Robotic Process Automation, new leading solutions to exploit the potential of “Internet of Things” and Blockchain technologies.
In IBM Mike has led the UK Banking Practice and been Financial Services Leader in Asia Pacific. He has advised Banking and FS cients globally on cognitive automation and was formerly Global Lead Account Partner for clients Barclays, Maybank and ABN AMRO.
Prior to joining IBM Mike enjoyed an early formative career at Barclays, ultimately leading Operational Strategy for Retail and Commercial Banking, joined PwC as a Director in their Banking Strategy Practice later Prudential as Transformation Design Director and immediately prior to joining IBM was CEO of Atos Consulting UK, Americas and Asia Pacific.
Married with two grown children, Mike is an enthusiastic follower and collector of the works of Elvis Costello.