Steven is a development executive with proven transformational leadership and expertise in leading large enterprise
development teams and an experienced change agent with a proven track record to drive improvements and efficiency.
Most recently he has been leading and driving the Machine Learning and Data Science strategy for IBM's analytics
group and has delivered key strategic solutions including IBM Machine Learning and Data Science Experience.
Early in his career, Steven has spent several years working with network testing technologies for the telecom Industry and
played a key role in providing VoIP testing solutions and has extensive experience with data technologies such
as data movement and transformation from his days at DataMirror, to Database technologies such as DB2 LUW, DB2
for z/OS, IBM's latest Data and Analytics platform enabling data science and machine learning.
He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with a strong business background.
Walid Rjaibi is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Data Security at IBM. As a Technical Executive and Distinguished
Engineer, he drives the technical strategy and architecture for data security across products and cloud services
(Guardium Database Activity Monitoring, Guardium Data Encryption, Security Key Lifecycle Manager, Guardium Multi-Cloud
Data Encryption, and IBM Key Protect). Prior to his current role, he held several technical and management roles
within IBM including Research Staff Member at the Zurich Research Lab, Security Architect for DB2 LUW, and Chief
Security Architect for IBM Analytics. His Data Security work resulted in over 20 granted patents and several
publications in leading scientific and academic conferences such as the international conference on Very Large
Databases (VLDB), the International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), and the international conference on
security and cryptography (SECRYPT). Walid is also a frequent speaker at industrial conferences such as IBM World
of Watson, Interconnect, Security Congress, and the International DB2 User Group (IDUG).
Specialties: Information Technology, Software Development, Data Security, Application Security, Cloud Security, Security
Compliance, Secure Engineering Deployment, Database Technology, Leadership, Staff Management and Team Building,