Juan-Jose Ruiz is a global Strategy and Business Development executive with experience in the technology, financial services, and media/information industries. He is currently leading Strategy and Business Development at IBM for TradeLens, an industry solution that leverages Blockchain to enable the digitization of global trade.
Prior to IBM he played several strategic and operational roles at Thomson Reuters based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas including leading Strategic Alliances globally and developing growth strategies across business units. Juanjo started his professional career as a software engineer in Spain developing some of the early web-based b2b marketplaces. He holds a Computer Science and Engineering degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, an MBA from Mannheim Business School, and got his Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation from the CFA Institute. In his free time, Juanjo is an active start-up mentor in the NYC area and volunteers in local youth sports organizations.