Dr. Ibrahim Gokcen leads product management for GE’s Industrial Internet of Things analytics. Prior to this role, he served as the company’s Chief Information Officer for Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, where he was responsible of the information technology strategy, operations and talent across more than 20 countries. Ibrahim joined GE in 2004 as a data scientist at the R&D headquarters in New York. He led software & analytics research programs primarily focusing on big data, text analytics, web & social network science for financial services, media and infrastructure businesses. In 2010, he was appointed as the Market Development Manager for Southwest Asia, leading market & economic analysis, region strategy as well as Corporate communications and government relations. During this role, he also led the development of Europe software innovation strategy in areas such as smart grid, industrial automation and hospital information systems. Prior to joining GE, Ibrahim graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. His research at Tulane was primarily funded by US defense and aerospace government organizations such as DoD, NASA and MDA. He has co-authored more than 20 articles in international journals & conferences and has filed 3 patents.