Alok Gupta, PhD, MBA
Vice President and General Manager, Imaging
IBM Watson Health

Alok Gupta is Vice President and General Manager of the global Watson Health Imaging business at IBM. He was earlier the Vice President of Global Product Development for Watson Health Imaging, Oncology and Genomics businesses. Alok has over twenty years of experience as a senior executive building and delivering market leading healthcare products and services in provider and payer sectors. Previously, he was COO and CIO at Rhode Island Quality Institute, where he led delivery of innovative interoperability services to enable population health and value-based care in Rhode Island, and was EVP at ikaSystems where his teams delivered SaaS Administrative and Analytics solutions to managed care organizations. He has served as SVP and CIO at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he oversaw a large-scale technology upgrade to support a state-wide PCMH and value-based care program. Prior to that Alok built a global business in AI and Knowledge-based Systems at Siemens Healthcare, and was head of the global research division in Imaging and AI at Siemens Research. Alok holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; MSE and PhD in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and an MBA from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.