Juan-Jose Ruiz is a global Strategy and Business Development executive with experience in technology, financial services, and media/information industries. He is currently leading IBM’s Blockchain business development efforts across several verticals with particular focus on Global Commerce.
Prior to IBM he played a number of strategic and operational roles at Thomson Reuters based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas including leading Strategic Alliances efforts for the Scientific division worldwide. Juanjo started his professional career as a software engineer in Spain developing some of the early web-based vertical b2b marketplaces. He holds a Computer Science and Engineering degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, an MBA from Mannheim Business School, and got his Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation from the CFA Institute. In his free time, Juanjo is an active start-up mentor in the NYC area and volunteers in local youth sport organizations.