Dr. Sebastian Wedeniwski is the Chief Technology Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank since 2017. Before he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for IBM's global Industrial Sector. In 1998 he joined IBM Research & Development Laboratory Germany after he managed and owned two software development companies.
Sebastian has more than 24 years experience in the IT and 15 years in the automotive industry. He is passionate in leading the architecture for the digital transformation across industries that address connected lifestyle experiences.
Sebastian published the book "The Mobility Revolution in the Automotive Industry: How not to miss the digital turnpike" in different languages describing the impact of Internet of Things on global industries. His book provides guidelines for strategic development of critical new business competencies in the automotive industry. The book "My Cognitive autoMOBILE Life: Digital Divorce from a Cognitive Personal Assistant" provides the trends and technologies in the automotive industry as it moves from a connected vehicle to a cognitive vehicle and how automotive manufactures facing the market shift from an organizational-centered to an individual-centered economy.
He graduated (Associate's Degree/Diploma) both in Mathematics (Cryptography) and Computing Science (Computational Mathematics) in 1997 and received his Doctorate Degree in Mathematics (Number Theory) from the University of Tübingen in 2001. Between 1998 and 2005 he set many mathematical computation world records and led the project ZetaGrid which was the first large distributed computation grid within IBM connecting 11,000 systems. In 1993 he was winner at the 12th German Nationwide Contest for Computing Science (BWINF).