Mark Weber is (@markrweber) the Strategy & Operations Lead at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a $250 million partnership funding over 200 scientists making fundamental breakthroughs in AI. Through the lab’s corporate membership program, which he runs, Mark works closely with global leaders across multiple sectors on the creative challenge of bridging fundamental science to real-world impact.
Mark also conducts applied research, publishing works on graph deep learning for anti-money laundering and blockchain technology for agricultural finance. He oversees strategic engagements with IDEO, the International Monetary Fund, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Prior to IBM Research, Mark was a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab and a fellow at the MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship while he earned his M.B.A in finance from MIT Sloan. At the Media Lab, he led the Digital Currency Initiative’s engagements with the Mexican Government and the Inter-American Development Bank, and founded the working groups program for member companies. Before his foray into technology, Mark spent the first chapters of his career focused on political economy and development. He produced three documentary films on these subjects, most notably the critically acclaimed film Poverty, Inc. In his personal time, he is an avid reader and an ultramarathon trail runner. Learn more at www.markrweber.com and follow Mark at @markrweber.