Dr. L. Miguel Encarnação

Angestellt, SVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics | Head of Data Visualization, Regions Financial Corporation

Coralville, United States of America


Innovation Management
Technology Innovation
Strategy Development
Management Consulting
Strategic partnership
R&D Management
Financial management
Change Management
Cross Cultural Management
Program Management
Agile Software Development
Research and Development
Team leadership
Design Thinking
International experience
Data Analysis
Augmented reality
Virtual reality
Data Science
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning
Human-Machine Interaction
German language
English Language
French Language
Portuguese Language
Data Analytics
Grafische Datenverarbeitung


Professional experience for L. Miguel Encarnação

  • Current 3 years and 11 months, since Sep 2020

    SVP, Enterprise Data & Analytics | Head of Data Visualization

    Regions Financial Corporation

  • Current 11 years and 7 months, since Jan 2013

    Assistant Prof. (Adj.) in Computer Science, Business Analytics & Innovation

    University of Iowa

    Visual Information Design; Information Visualization; Visual Analytics; Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1UqzevIAAAAJ&hl=en

  • 2 years and 1 month, Aug 2018 - Aug 2020

    Professor of Practice, Business Analytics and Innovation

    University of Iowa

    Information Visualization; Visual Analytics; Data Science; Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1UqzevIAAAAJ&hl=en

  • 3 years and 8 months, Jan 2017 - Aug 2020


    Innovation By Design International (ibdi) Consulting

  • 6 months, Jul 2017 - Dec 2017

    Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

    The QED Group, LLC

  • 4 years, Jan 2014 - Dec 2017


    IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications

    Leading the editorial board on defining the strategic direction of this prominent magazine; ensuring that highest standards in scholarly depth and industry applicability are met by defining appropriate focus areas for special issues and selecting qualified board members. Member of the Transactions Operations Committee and ex officio, non-voting member of the Publications Board of IEEE Computer.

  • 5 years and 7 months, Jun 2011 - Dec 2016

    SVP & Chief Innovation Officer

    ACT, Inc.

    Helping people unlock their potential through actionable insights by creating a stakeholder culture of innovation rooted in data analytics, UX design, Open Innovation, applied technology R&D, and strategic inventive thinking methodologies, processes, platforms, and collaborations. Active areas of basic and applied R&D include visual analytics, crowdsourcing, augmented reality, and games for impact aka serious games.

  • 4 years and 2 months, May 2007 - Jun 2011

    Director & Partnership Leader, Emerging Technology Innovation

    Humana Inc.

    Innovation Center lead for Consumer Technology Innovation; Architect and technical lead for Company's Games for Health initiative; Evangelist for and technical lead of Visual Analytics initiative; Strategist and technical lead of Home-centered Healthcare initiative; Partnership leader establishing Company as industry thought leader; Technology consultant creating in-house awareness and providing assistance to Innovation Center and corporate strategy development.

  • 4 years and 5 months, Dec 2002 - Apr 2007

    CEO/President, Program Director R&D

    The imedia Academy

    Applied Research and Development, Continuing Education and Consulting in Interactive Digital Media Technologies

  • 5 years and 4 months, Sep 1997 - Dec 2002

    (Sr.) Scientist and Department Head

    Fraunhofer CRCG Inc.

    Head, Human Media Technologies Department Technical Lead in Interactive Technologies and Virtual Reality Applications

Educational background for L. Miguel Encarnação

  • 1992 - 1997

    Computer Science

    Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

    Human-Computer Interaction Visualization

  • 1985 - 1992

    Computer Science

    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

    Computer Graphics; Business Economics


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish


  • Portuguese


  • French



Executive Management
Innovation Management
R&D management
Data Science
Corporate Culture
Business Model Innovation
Product innovation
Process Development
Management Consulting
Strategic Consulting
Business Strategy
UX/UI Design
Data Analytics
Data Visualization
Virtual reality
Augmented reality
Behavioral economics
International business

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