Jai Singh Arun

Global Head of IBM Quantum Safe Product Management and Strategy - IBM Quantum
Jai Singh Arun is an entrepreneurial executive with over 25 years of experience, including working with IBM for 19 years, and 6 years with Unisys, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and start-up organization Diablo Technologies. He has a vital mix of business and technology leadership experience with varied functional skills in product management, corporate business strategy, marketing, sales enablement, software engineering and development and customer support for enterprise- class business solutions and services. He has built and led many multi-million dollars businesses driven by next generation technologies including Quantum Safe, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud to penetrate new markets and industries. Mr. Arun is currently spearheading global business strategy, product management, engineering and go-to-market execution for IBM Quantum Safe Cryptography solutions including software technology and services. Prior to this role, he led IBM’s $1.5B Cybersecurity business strategy, product management and go-to-market execution for Security as a Service, Consulting, Systems Integration, Managed Security Services and Integrated Solutions (Software and Services) across Cloud Security, Zero Trust, Identity and Access Management, Data and Application Security and Threat Intelligence & Management. Mr. Arun was a founding executive of IBM’s Blockchain and led global strategy, product management and business development for the technology platform known as Hyperledger Fabric along with Blockchain based Supply Chain and Trusted Digital Identity solutions. Mr. Arun holds several USPTO granted patents and inventions published on ip.com. He earned an MBA degree in Strategy, Marketing and Finance from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai, India and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal India. He also attended Harvard University for executive leadership and management program. He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C-CISO from EC- Council), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM from ISACA), Certified in Cybersecurity (CC from ISC2) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP from PMI). Mr. Arun is an invited and featured speaker at many business and technology innovation conferences, events and academic institutes across the globe. He has written several emerging technologies blogs and articles. He is a co-author of the “Blockchain for Business” book published in April 2019. His book has been ranked in top 50 Amazon’s best-selling books in the banking category, highlighted in Wall Street CIO Journal and praised by many C-suite executives from Samsung, IBM and Digital Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Arun is a global mentor and advisor to many start-ups along with commercial and government organizations including North Carolina Blockchain Initiative (NCBI), RDU Airport CEO Taskforce and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).
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