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Plamen Petrov

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Engineering Management, Northwestern University
PhD Computer Science, University of Illinois


Plamen Petrov is currently Director of Cognitive Technology at KPMG. Petrov was formerly an Associate Partner for IBM Cognitive Business Solutions, where he brought advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to the business world. Before that, he was CTO for Deloitte's Cognitive Analytics Group which involved defining and executing on the technology strategy through a combination of product development, strategic partnerships, and technology acquisitions. Prior to joining Deloitte, Petrov was the chief enterprise architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in Chicago for more than 11 years. He established and led all the architecture practices of the company as well as the Technology Innovation and Knowledge Management area. Petrov is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He earned his Master of Engineering Management at Northwestern University and his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois.