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An IBM Fellow and Distinguished Engineer, he is listed among the 21 IBM Fellows who helped build the IBM iServer. In the spring of 2013, he was recognized when IBM celebrated the 25th anniversary of the launch of the AS/400, and the 50th anniversary of the IBM Fellows program. He was listed as the 2002 recipient. Associated with the IBM Software Group, Hursley, UK, he is a widely recognized expert in the field of online transaction processing and the vital infrastructure technology of middleware. Time and again, his initiatives have been central to the success of IBM's software business. He led every critical activity in the evolution of CICS, on which IBM customers depend to manage more than 30 billion transactions per day. He conceived the family of messaging products now known as WebSphere MQ that guarantee secure, reliable transactions. He was a prime mover in creating the Enterprise Java Beans industry specification that brought Java into the server environment and formed the foundation for WebSphere, IBM's premier software platform for e-business. More recently, he has turned his attention to keeping IBM at the infrastructure forefront in the emerging areas of Web services and grid computing.
Noted For:Prime mover in creating the Enterprise Java Beans industry specification that brought Java into the server environment
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