Rick Hamilton

Client Innovation Leader, Watson IoT, IBM

Rick Hamilton serves as the Client Innovation Leader for IBM’s Watson IoT Division, establishing partnerships for client business transformation.  In this capacity, he works with partners’ senior technical and business leaders to define transformative applications for cognitive IoT.  He conceives and articulates novel uses of learning systems in the ambient environment, and engages engineering teams to ensure successful delivery of these capabilities.  He broadly drives executive and customer communications, outlining strategy, approaches, and direction.

In recent years, Rick has successfully worked to define IBM’s Cloud, IoT, and Cognitive offerings.  With over 740 issued United States patents, Rick is the most prolific inventor in IBM history, and has contributed more than 1% of IBM’s issued US patents in each of the past five years (2011-2015).  A frequent analyst and speaker, he has spoken on cloud computing, innovation cultures, and intellectual property management to clients in 31 countries.