Ashok Pon Kumar is the chief architect of Cognitive Environment Lab at IBM India Research Labs. As part of the lab, he is responsible for the research, design, execution and take to market strategies of cognitive environments for various business settings. In the 10 years he has been associated with IBM, he has lead mutiple research projects in areas of smarter energy, social networking and software engineering. He was also the THINKLab India Leader during the inception years of THINKLab.
He has also been awarded the Master Inventor award, Outstanding Technical Achivement Award and many other recognitions in IBM. He also has multiple patents, publications and book chapters in various domains listed above and beyond. Before joining IBM, he did his Bachelors in Engineering at College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai.