Dr. Cheryl Howard is a Principal Data Scientist in IBM’s Cloud & Cognitive Software Expert Labs delivery team. She works directly with clients to architect, build and deploy machine learning solutions to solve challenging business problems across a broad range of commercial and government applications. Her current focus is on deployment of end-to-end data science solutions in hybrid cloud environments. Over more than two decades, Howard has developed and deployed impactful predictive solutions in the areas of fraud and insider-threat detection, predictive maintenance optimization, and customer relationship management. She especially enjoys sharing and applying machine learning and AI best practices with clients and emerging data scientists. Howard holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from The George Washington University and an undergraduate degree from The University of Rochester.