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Maryela Weihrauch

Title: Distinguished Engineer for WW Analytics and System Z
Company: IBM
Location: Gaffney South, Carolina, United States

Maryela Weihrauch, Distinguished Engineer for WW Analytics and System Z at IBM, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emerging technology.

With over 34 years of experience to her credit, Ms. Weihrauch has excelled in the technology industry, specifically in enterprise data and artificial intelligence (AI) products. Currently, she is the IBM distinguished engineer for WW Analytics on System Z, a role she has held since 2016. In this capacity, she leads an international tech sales team focused on promoting the adoption of IBM’s enterprise data and AI products, driving the integration of new data and analytics technologies, and providing consultancy services to companies worldwide. Ms. Weihrauch’s career at IBM began in Germany in 1990, where she worked in technical sales support before moving into development roles. She later held significant positions in DB2 for z/OS Development from 1998 to 2016 and was distinguished as an engineer at IBM since 2008.

Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Weihrauch pursued an education at the Technical University Chemnitz in Germany, where she earned a diploma in computer science, comparable to a master’s degree, in 1990. She continued her academic efforts at California State University, Chico, where she earned a Master of Science in computer science with honors in 2002, focusing on web programming, Java, J2EE, and database technology updates.

Throughout her career, Ms. Weihrauch has been actively engaged in various professional activities. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and frequently shares her expertise at conferences. She has received numerous credentials and recognitions for her contributions, including being an IBM Z Day Speaker Advocate in 2023, a Technical Leadership Facilitation Champion in 2021, and a speaker at multiple IBM Systems Technical Universities and other IBM events. Her skills in communication and oral presentation have been widely acknowledged within the industry.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Ms. Weihrauch is committed to community service. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA, demonstrating her dedication to giving back to society. Her success can be attributed to her commitment to continuous learning and her ability to apply successful approaches from one field to another, exploring new ideas, and embracing innovative solutions.

In recognition of her achievements, Ms. Weihrauch has received several accolades, including being noted as a Notable Advocate in IBM’s Technical Advocate Program in 2016 and being an IBM Recognized Teacher/Educator in 2018. Looking ahead, she aims to aid companies in responsibly implementing AI to improve decision-making processes in a more effective, intelligent, and dependable manner. Her dedication to innovation and excellence continues to drive her success in the technology industry, making her a prominent figure in the field of enterprise data and AI.

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