Ir Dr Samson Tai was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer (DE) in the field of Big Data/Analytics in April 2014. In this capacity, he assumes the leadership role of Chief Architect of Smarter Analytics across IBM in the Greater China region, while continuing his role as Chief Technologist for IBM Hong Kong.
As DE, Samson works directly with the client teams to lead them to explore and develop new innovative solutions for clients, and advises the senior management team in setting the technical agenda. He also serves as the focal point for IBM to forge collaborative partnerships with government IT councils and universities, and fosters innovation vitality within the IBM technical communities across Greater China.
As Chief Technologist, IBM Innovation Network, Hong Kong since 2008, Samson has been the lead innovation and technology spokesperson for IBM Hong Kong, engaging with clients, the industry and the community to share insight and provide consultation. He has helped advance IBM’s innovation agenda and drive the strategic growth initiatives of Cloud Computing, Smarter Commerce and Big Data/Analytics in Hong Kong, involving in many first-of-a-kind and complex client projects.