Wolfgang Hildesheim is a high energy physicist by education. After more than ten years in research and consulting he took the Executive Vice President role for Worldwide Sales and Marketing of a family owned company that focuses on Big Data and Communication Intelligence. During that time he significantly grew revenues and profits, in particular through individual custom solutions and strong client orientation.
In 1997 Wolfgang Hildesheim joined IBM to lead the Automotive, Aerospace and High Tech Practice. Since 1999 he led IBM`s Big Data Industry Solution Business helping client enterprises to become more data driven and create business value by using Analytics.
Since 2012 Wolfgang Hildesheim is responsible for creating and growing IBM´s Watson Business in Europe with a major focus on Germany.