Dr. Alessandro Curioni is an IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Research Europe and Africa and Director of the IBM Research lab in Zurich, Switzerland. He is responsible for IBM corporate research in Europe and leads IBM’s global research strategy in Accelerated Discovery and Security. Dr. Curioni is an internationally recognized leader in the area of high-performance computing and computational science, where his innovative thinking and seminal contributions have helped solve some of the most complex scientific and technological problems in healthcare, aerospace, consumer goods and electronics. He was a member of the winning team recognized with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in 2013 and 2015. His primary research interests currently include accelerating the rate of discovery with AI, quantum computing, and novel computing paradigms. He is a member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences.