Claire Penny

Global Leader for Watson IOT for Buildings at IBM

Claire is a member of the extended leadership team in the IBM Watson IoT business unit.  She has a record of successfully converting innovation projects into commercialized revenue generating products, and, for driving results across matrixed global teams. She is renowned for her passion, getting things done, love of evangelizing, and sharing IBM capabilities with internal and external audiences. She attained her PhD in 1998.

Claire is the Global Leader for Watson IOT for Buildings. Claire gets to combine all her passion, experience and learning from the past 17 years and focus it into IOT for Buildings and Retail, focusing on the operational phase of a building. This combination means that she can add value to customers, whilst working and collaborating with brilliant teams, to develop and deliver cognitive building solutions. In this role, Claire is also driving IBM’s thinking and vision to strategically shape IBM’s Buildings and Retail cognitive (IOT) solutions, which are helping clients to drive operational efficiencies, cost savings and even generate new revenue streams.

She regularly shares her knowledge and passion through public speaking, publications and social media activities. Delivering presentations on topics such as Cognitive Buildings, IoT, BIM, IWMS, Energy Optimisation and Environmental Affairs.

Not one to sit still even after hours, Claire’s external commitments include:

  • Chair of the CitA BICP (BIM Innovation Capability Programme) Client BIM Task Group, Ireland (Jan 2016 – present)
  • Non-executive Director of WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Ireland, (2005 – present)
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