Dr. Merve Unuvar is a Blockchain product leader in IBM specializing in new product development. Dr. Unuvar is responsible for guiding new product strategy and launching initial prototype build-outs. Additionally, she works with strategic partners, clients and open source ecosystem to establish and develop new market opportunities. Prior to joining the IBM Blockchain team, Dr. Unuvar worked in IBM’s Watson Research Center as a research scientist and in the IBM Cloud CTO Office as an executive apprentice to the VP of Cloud Technology and Architecture. She holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Rutgers University.