James Luke

James Luke is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor.  In his current role he is the Chief Technology Officer for the UK Public Sector in IBM Global Business Services.

In his IBM career, James has held several key leadership roles including being Chief Architect for Watson Tools and has over 20 years' experience in the delivery of machine learning and cognitive systems.  Other roles include Chief Architect for i2 intelligence products and the lead architect for the Text Analytics Group.

Prior to joining IBM, James worked as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) consultant with Data Sciences (Data Sciences was taken over by IBM in 1996).  Whilst at Data Sciences, James managed a number of AI projects for both military and commercial clients.  Examples of this work range from the development adaptive systems for EW classification to the identification of wavering customers for a major superstore (Safeway).

James completed his first degree, in Electronic Engineering Systems, at the Royal Naval Engineering College whilst serving as an Officer in the Weapons Engineering branch.  In 2003 he completed a PhD with the Image, Speech and Intelligent Systems (ISIS) group of the University of Southampton researching the Application of Intelligent Agents in Information Systems Protection.  James is an experienced conference speaker and a keen inventor with many patent applications filed and 8 patents awarded.