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A 2006 IBM Fellow; the highest honor a scientist, engineer, or programmer at IBM can achieve. He was the Vice President of Systems and Technology Group in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was also the CTO of IBM’s volume server product line (x86 server systems). Throughout his IBM career, he has provided extraordinary leadership and contributions to the architecture, technology and business strategies of IBM's personal systems and server product lines. He led IBM corporate level strategies for CEO on x86 Virtualization, Home Networking, Server Consumability, RISC Workstations, Competitive Processors, and Data Center Networking, server-hosted desktops, VDI, & cloud computing. He was the early leader and a prime mover behind the xSeries architectures, and in expanding the concepts of modularity, advanced I/O and management technologies into IBM's symmetric multiprocessor and blade server offering, BladeCenter. He also led the founding of many industry standards and intellectual property policies. His technical vision and innovations have been instrumental in IBM's leadership position in the IT industry. In May 2011, he left IBM and joined National Instruments (NI) in Austin, Texas where he established end-to-end systems and solutions for cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data (Big Analog Data™), acquisition, processing, management, and visualization problems, via collaborations with partners and customers. He led the evolution of NI computing systems and instruments to address system-level needs such as high availability, serviceability, and systems management (RASM). He was NI's executive sponsor for industry standards such the Advancing Open Standards for the Information Society (OASIS), Intelligent Systems Framework (ISF) and Secure Fabric Alliance (SFA). He led formal NI corporate strategies on data management, systems management, and product/portfolio management and was technical consultant to legal on customer and partner agreements and contracts. He also led various programs for employee development and technical vitality. He joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) in February 2014, as Vice President of Engineering, Servers, Enterprise Group in Houston, Texas. Among the awards he has received are: National Instruments (NI) Fellow; IBM Distinguished Engineer; IBM Chairman's Award; and was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology. He is on the Adjunct Faculty of NC State University and Florida Atlantic University; Depts. of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He has also taught several HW and SW design / programming courses.