Rashik Parmar MBE

Rashik is the IBM Fellow and Vice President responsible for creating and driving IBM’s European technical strategy.

His focus is helping clients on the journey to becoming a cognitive enterprise leveraging cloud, artificial intelligence and internet of things technologies whilst creating a dependable IT platform.

Drawing on 38 years of practical experience in IBM, he is uniquely placed in developing strategies that are realistic whilst providing tangible business impact.

He has worked with financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT transformation projects of all sizes. Overall, he specialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects that transform business models.

Rashik was appointed to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board, where he is Deputy Chair of the Employment and Skills Committee and helping develop innovative strategies to accelerate the growth of this £55 billion marketplace.

Rashik also chairs the Board of Trustees for IVE, a progressive training company developing creativity as the path to social mobility.

Rashik was awarded an MBE as part of the HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday honours for his contribution to business and innovation.

Last updated: 1 April 2022

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