Dr. Emily C. Plachy is a Distinguished Engineer in Business Analytics Transformation, responsible for leading the use of analytics across IBM. Since joining IBM in 1982, she has held a number of technical leadership roles in IBM, including development, research, technical sales, and services. Her technology skills include data and enterprise integration. She holds a BS degree in applied mathematics and a DSc in Computer science from Washington University and an MSc degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo. She served as president of the IBM Academy of Technology. She is a member of WITI, SWE and INFORMS.