A leader in innovation sourcing, Harvard Business Review published his landmark article “The New Patterns of Innovation”

Rashik Parmar

IBM Fellow & Vice President Technology – Europe, London, UK

Why you should listen

A IBM Fellow, Rashik Parmar drives IBM’s European technical strategy and growth with a focus on guiding companies toward IT and cloud computing. His mandate, to make all of his enterprise clients across Europe future-ready.

With almost 4 decades at IBM, Rashik creates strategies that achieve winning business results, allowing him to develop a mastery of leading small to large-scale IT transformations across diverse industries.

His Harvard Business Review article, “The New Patterns of Innovation” published in 2014, enlightened even the most senior of business leaders as he presented a new way of framing the search of ideas beyond exploring competency, customers, and business environments. He introduced the idea of creating value for customers using data and analytical tools a company has access to, which at that time was not very common.

Rashik Parmar extends his technological expertise to creating innovation strategies for the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board, an organization investing GBP 55M into driving economic productivity of local enterprises to deliver United Kingdom’s Industrial Strategy.

His contributions to helping local businesses and his work at IBM’s Academy of Technology, an action-oriented society of problem solvers providing cross-industry technical leadership in communities worldwide, has gained him a Member of the Order of the British Empire award given during HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday honours.

Hear Rashik speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about ensuring technical success of complex IT projects that transform business models.

About IBM

Enabling any speed, anywhere, anytime networking delivers game–changing network engineering for leaders looking to seize growth in the global connectivity revolution.

IBM’s consulting engagements provide in–depth analysis and actionable recommendations tailored to customers’ needs.

Leveraging IBM experts’ experience, the company helps clients take advantage of the transformations and opportunities of the continuing connectivity revolution.

Biography

Rashik is the IBM Fellow and Vice President responsible for creating and driving IBM’s European technical strategy. He helps clients on the journey to become a cognitive enterprise leveraging Cloud, AI and IoT technologies whilst creating a de-pendable IT platform.

Drawing on thirty-six years of practical experience in IBM, he is uniquely placed in developing strategies that are realistic and whilst providing tangible business impact.

He has worked with financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT transformation pro-jects of all sizes. Overall, he specialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects that transform business models. Some of his work is summarised in the HBR Article he co-authored “New Patterns for Inno-vation” – Jan-Feb 2014.

Rashik was appointed to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board and chairs the business communications group. He is helping develop the innova-tion strategies to accelerate growth of this £55bn marketplace.

Rashik was ap-pointed to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board and chairs the Employability and Skills Panel. He is helping develop the innovation strategies to accelerate growth of this £55bn marketplace.

Rashik chairs the Board of Trustees for IVE is a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people. Rashik is also IBM’s Partnership Executive for Imperial College – London.

He is also an Adjunct Professor for Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Im-perial College Business School and Visiting Professor to the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Rashik was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) as part of the HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday honours for his contribution to business and innovation.