Josué Batista

Senior Digital Transformation Leader, PPG Industries

Josué Batista Pronounced “Hoe-Sway”, He is a senior digital strategist with a track record of serving as a trusted advisor to global leaders in diverse industries. His primary focus area is defining the scope and vision for agile/lean projects that provide customized solutions using machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms. By employing business and technology architectural skills, Josué orchestrates the creation and delivery of global digital solutions to generate and accelerate actual business value.

Josué has strong foundations in business management, marketing, branding, finance, and business architecture.  As a Project Management Professional (PMP®), Josué leads high-performance agile/lean cross-functional, global teams.  He is a hands-on technologist and creator of commercial software under his technology company AB Consulting Solutions.  He has robust expertise with emerging and disruptive technology trends, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, data engineering, blockchain, and cloud services.

Josué is an innovative thought leader with passion and advocacy for leadership, strategy, innovation, and value creation.  He believes the future is not just about digitally transforming healthcare, but most importantly, it is about building an adaptable and sustainable innovative framework for impactful value creation.

Josué is an international speaker and brand creator.  Passionate about promoting big ideas about the future, he engages people to participate.  In March 2018, he created a business and technology vlog on LinkedIn called “What and Why First.” With more than 15,000 followers, his vlog unpacks diverse topics such as healthcare, strategy, and emerging technologies, focusing on value realization.  Josué is a regular guest speaker at international events in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

In January 2019, Josué started the Pittsburgh Center for Digital Transformation (Pittsburgh CDX) because he believes disruptive technologies are here to stay.  He understands that daily disruptive technologies transform our lives, the way we do our jobs and influence our professional and business environments’ core context.  Pittsburgh CDX provides business executives and strategists in Pittsburgh and worldwide with high-quality advisory services and strategic assessments they can trust. 

Josué believes that the more we ask what and why, seek first to understand, share what we know with others, enhance our collective awareness of how important leadership, strategic thinking, and innovation are, then the better and brighter the future will be for all of us.t

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PPG Industries, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 company and global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG operates in more than 70 countries around the globe. By revenue, it is the largest coatings company in the world followed by AkzoNobel. It is headquartered in PPG Place, an office and retail complex in downtown Pittsburgh, and is known for its glass facade designed by Philip Johnson.

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