Heather Gentile

Executive Director of Product watsonx.governance

Heather Gentile is Executive Director of Product for watsonx.governance in IBM’s Data and AI software division. Heather focuses on opportunities to develop innovative solutions for IBM’s watsonx.governance and governance, risk and compliance portfolio. She sits on IBM’s AI Ethics board as a product focal to guide product strategy in support of accelerating responsible, transparent and explainable AI adoption.

Heather has a passion for innovation and works with IBM’s technology and design teams to lead user experience workshops to solve for AI governance and risk and compliance challenges. Her experience expands across financial services, regulatory agencies, and other highly regulated industries.

Prior to joining IBM, Heather was responsible for overseeing the compliance analytics division of regulatory solutions at Wolters Kluwer. She received her undergraduate degree from Bryant University in Business Administration and her MBA from the University of Massachusetts.