Bet Big on AI-Powered Automation Speaker Series: Dinesh Nirmal

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When:  Jul 21, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)


Join Stephanie Mehta , Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, for conversations with some of today’s top leaders in academia, activism, business and beyond, discussing just how transformative a big bet can be.

The Bet Big Speaker Series interviews industry leaders who gained success by betting big. Our guests are not only a part of the current conversation, they are leading this conversation. See how transformative a big bet can be as our speakers sit down with Stephanie Mehta to discuss the risks, the rewards and the moment when they went all in.


Dinesh Nirmal
Dinesh Nirmal
General Manager, IBM Automation

Dinesh Nirmal is a C-level executive and industry thought leader driving a transformation strategy (and big bet) to build an AI-powered automation business with billions in annual revenue. He brings over 20 years' leadership in data and analytics transformation, leading strategy and execution for technologies spanning machine learning, analytics at the edge, open source, analytics, and database.

Before being named General Manager for IBM Automation, Dinesh held concurrent roles as Chief Product Officer for Cloud Paks, leading IBM’s hybrid cloud platform strategy, and Vice President of Development for IBM Cloud Integration, where he helped IBM with another big bet, rebuilding the business to focus on automation. Dinesh has found success using a people-first strategy to tackle some of today’s biggest technological problems.

Stephanie Mehta
Stephanie Mehta
Editor in Chief, Host
Fast Company

The world is changing faster than ever—and so are our businesses, at breakneck speeds. How can we adapt, and inject our organizations with agility, innovation, and entrepreneurial zeal? As the Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, Stephanie Mehta spends time with the entrepreneurs and inventors who are transforming business at dizzying speeds. Drawing from her over twenty-five years of business journalism—as a former editor at Fortune and The Wall Street Journal—Mehta’s talks combine her encyclopedic knowledge of business developments with thoughtful, radical storytelling, instructing audiences on how to eschew traditionalism, enhance culture and creativity, and make any company a “fast company”.


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