Terry Sweeney

IBM Watson Health Executive, Asia Pacific, Japan, China
IBM Watson Health

Originally from the UK and now based in Australia, Terry is the IBM Watson Health (augmented intelligence) Leader for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China Group. He is responsible for the overall success of the Watson Health business in the region, driving growth and developing business strategy and execution for new and existing markets. He works with clients across the region to realise the benefits of using cognitive technologies in driving better patient and citizen outcomes.

Terry is recognised as a global thought leader in health and human services technology. He has held a number of global senior strategic business leadership positions in both private and public sectors.

Terry is a former Director of the social health technology start-up, Cúram Software. Based in Ireland, Cúram’s global presence and market leadership led to IBM acquiring the company in 2011.

Terry was the UK Government Senior Advisor on social policy and strategy, leading the transformation of health and welfare service delivery and technology adoption. He also headed up the Social Policy Research Unit, a global think tank on health and human services thought leadership. In addition, he ran the public sector practice for Accenture UK, and was a senior technology advisor for PwC.

A professional athlete for a number of years, Terry also worked within the British intelligence service, primarily working overseas, supporting national security operations.

Terry holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University, a first class honors degree in Economics also from Cambridge University, and a Masters of Science in Business Information Technology from Newcastle.