Dr Meri Rosich
CDO, Head of Data Science
Dr. Meri Rosich is Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Science for Visa Consulting & Analytics based in Singapore. She leads a team of high- performing data scientists, analysts and statisticians, driving a data-driven approach to Visa’s client consulting engagements. Prior to Visa, Meri was CIO, Business Intelligence & Digital Transformation at Oak Lawn Marketing, NTT Docomo in Tokyo, Japan. Meri has worked with global teams based in New York, London, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, leading multi-disciplinary projects for American Express, Samsung and Bertelsmann. She is an Executive MBA Lecturer in ‘Leading Big Data Innovation Strategy’ for Globis University’s Graduate School of Management, and Adjunct Professor of ‘Global Management’ for Temple University Japan’s Executive MBA programme. Meri's research is centered around four key areas: Industry 4.0 and how the growth of cloud big data solutions fuels innovation and reinvents industries, using machine learning & artificial intelligence; disruptive innovation and how successful organizations and governments are transforming for the future; how Smart Cities are using machine learning to solve problems that matter; and how new tech leaders transform and drive companies through culture change, enabling diversity and creating the future of work. Professor, entrepreneur, volunteer and contributor for publications including CIO Magazine and APAC CIO Outlook, Meri is a strategic advisor to CEOs, a board member and mentor of tech startups. With her entrepreneurial mindset, she is the co-founder of Quality Time Lab, an award-winning mobile publisher. Passionate about inclusive leadership, she is a board member of the United Nations Association, Ambassador for UN Women STEM program and co-founder of the Female Founders think-tank. Meri holds an MA in Arts and a PhD in Technology Innovation (Summa Cum Laude) from Universitat de Barcelona, an MBA from London Business School, a Ph.D. in VR Tech with European Mention Award and a Certificate in Systems Dynamics from MIT Sloan School of Management.