Peter Kouwen

Executive Partner | IBM Center of Competence for Watson-IoT

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I am an energetic Consultant and Business Leader with a passion for working with Clients and teams, turning the possibilities of technology into tangible business results. I bring an entrepreneurial spirit and strong client focus, in combination with business, commercial and technical expertise to make things happen. Today I am doing this as Executive Partner in IBM’s Global Center of Competence for Watson-IoT. While continuously learning, I enjoy sharing my 25+ year experience in Consulting, Systems Integration, High-Tech. I lead sales and delivery of many exciting engagements, built new businesses and lead teams ranging from 5 to 500+. Working with my teams, I delivered the full range of Consulting and IT services, from Strategy, Marketing and Finance to Product/ Service Innovation, Business Transformation and IT-Delivery, including Agile, Outsourcing and Offshoring. I started my career in AT&T’s (later Lucent, now Nokia) as Sales Engineer and Product Manager for Network Operations software, working across Europe, Middle-East and Asia. Joining PwC as Management Consultant provided me the opportunity to work with many clients on a wide variety of business challenges and innovations. This included working and living in Switzerland to set-up a Telco Consulting practise. Over the past years worked as Managing Partner in various leadership roles, with responsibility for our Clients’ success, people, and P&L, ranging from major accounts, to Industries and geographies. Together with Astrid and our two young kids, I enjoy sports, music, technology, art & culture and travel, as well as running our small leisure business. I look forward to engage with you as part of this great initiative.
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