CognitiveScale, Inc., the leading augmented intelligence company, announced the appointment of Robert LeBlanc to its advisory board, effective immediately. Robert joins a distinguished group of board members, including former SVP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at USAA CIO Rickey Burks, and Kony Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hogan.
Over the course of his 30+ year career at IBM, Mr. LeBlanc helped to shape and lead the company’s highly successful software and cloud businesses. Robert was integral to the formation of IBM WebSphere, which continues to be one of the most widely used platforms for building, running and managing web-based applications. He also championed the formation of IBM Design to refocus product development on human experiences. IBM Design has grown into a network of studios around the globe where formally trained designers work on IBM and client projects. Most recently Robert ran the multi-billion dollar IBM Cloud business and helped establish IBM as a leading enterprise cloud provider. Mr. LeBlanc holds a BSC and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
“It’s an exciting time at CognitiveScale and we are delighted and honored to have Robert join our advisory board,” said Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale. “He is one of the most accomplished and highly respected leaders who has been at the forefront of change at both IBM and the technology industry. Robert’s wealth of experience and knowledge in building large scale, world-class software businesses will be invaluable as we prepare CognitiveScale for its next stage of growth.”
“We are at an inflection point where Artificial Intelligence is rapidly becoming a powerful foundation for enterprise and consumer decision-making.” said LeBlanc. “CognitiveScale is very well-positioned with a compelling vision and innovative Augmented Intelligence products. I am excited to join CognitveScale’s board and help them realize the opportunity ahead.”
CognitiveScale was recently highlighted in Fortune magazine as one of the 50 companies leading the AI revolution. In addition, CognitiveScale was named as a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, and as an IDC Innovator for Healthcare AI.