Sam Lightstone is CTO for data at IBM, an IBM Fellow, and a Master Inventor in the IBM Data and AI Group. He leads a number of technical teams in product development for relational databases, data warehousing and big data, cloud computing, analytics for IoT, data virtualization, data movement, and machine learning. He cofounded the IEEE Data Engineering Workgroup on Self-Managing Database Systems. Sam has more than 65 patents issued and pending and has authored over 30 papers and four books, which have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. In his spare time, he’s an avid guitar player and fencer.
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