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Michael Chester

Watson Ecosystem Asia-Pacific Development Leader, IBM


Michael Chester is the Watson Ecosystem Development Lead for Asia-Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for growing a community of Watson developers and empowering them to build and commercialize IBM Watson-embedded applications.

Michael is combining experience in tech ecosystems with the experience he has in international expansion from Tractus Asia and TNS, where he was based out of Southeast Asia. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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