John J. Thomas is a Vice President & Distinguished Engineer in IBM Expert Labs. John leads elite technical teams that work with IBM clients to implement Data Fabric, Data Science/AI/ML, and enterprise AI solutions. His responsibilities include business execution, technical direction and thought leadership in these domains. John has been championing Trustworthy AI to ensure guardrails across all stages of the AI lifecycle. A lifelong learner, John has a passion for client success and leading high-performance teams. John is an Open Group Certified Thought Leader in Data Science and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.