Inderpal Bhandari, IBM

former Global Chief Data Officer

Inderpal Bhandari Biography

Inderpal Bhandari is the Founder of Virtual Gold, a Data and AI company. He has served as a director of The AES Corporation, a global energy company, since January 2024. He serves on the Financial Audit Committee and the Innovation and Technology Committee of the Board. Additionally, since September 2022, he has been a member of the Board of Directors at Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global retail pharmacy company, where he serves on the Finance & Technology, the Audit, and the Nominating & Governance committees.

Dr. Bhandari is the former Global Chief Data Officer of IBM, where he led the company's global data strategy to ensure IBM maintained its leadership as the top AI and hybrid cloud provider for enterprises. His career spans over two decades in healthcare, including roles at Cambia Health Solutions as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer, and at Express Scripts / Medco Health Solutions as Vice President of Knowledge Solutions and Chief Data Officer.

He holds a BTECH in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Currently, he also serves on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University, contributing to the development of executive education in AI, data, and digital technology to prepare C-Suite and Board Directors for the AI-driven corporate world while also helping university students gain valuable real-world experience by working on his projects.

Previous Role

Global Chief Data Officer, IBM