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Manoj Saxena

Executive Chairman, Cognitive Scale

Currently Chairman, CognitiveScale and a venture capitalist focused on Cognitive Computing and Machine Intelligence market. Founder AI Global non profit. Serve on London Stock Exchange Tech Advisory Board, Bridgeweave, and the Saxena Family Foundation.

Recently served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio and retired after six years.

Led IBM Watson Software Division as its first General Manager (2011-14) and helped with the formation of Watson Business Group in January 2014 with a $1B investment from IBM. Left IBM to create a successful AI VC fund in 2014 which later attracted investments from IBM and USAA.

Former CEO and founder of two successful venture funded software start ups which were acquired by IBM (2006) and by CommerceOne (2001).