Dr Nicole Mather leads IBM’s Life Sciences and Health Data consulting team located in London. Based on a vision to transform the future of the industry for patients, her teams bring world-leading business, digital and technology delivery capabilities to innovative pharma, growing SMEs and genomic research organisations. Through strategic partnerships with key players, IBM is enabling Life Sciences organisations with trustworthy approaches to Generative AI, deep experience in data & hybrid cloud infrastructure and driving transformation of customer and employee experiences. Drawing on the depth of expertise from IBM Research and IBM Technology, the teams deliver impact across the private and public sectors in partnership with Microsoft, AWS and Salesforce accelerating the diagnosis and development of treatments from cancer to COVID-19.
As Director of the Office for Life Sciences, Mather shaped the UK ecosystem, leading for government on the development of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and multi-billion pound Sector Deal to support the emergence of new UK industries in Genomics & early diagnosis. Mather is a Non- Executive Director of the Wellcome Sanger Centre. Previously, she worked as at Deloitte and AT Kearney. Nicole started her career as a research scientist and holds a DPhil, MSc and MA from the University of Oxford.