• 1962
    (b.) - ?


An American software engineer working for IBM since 1987, he is currently the Chief Technology Officer of WebSphere, a business unit within IBM Software Group (SWG.) He is one of the founding fathers of IBM WebSphere Software and has been part of the WebSphere Application Server engineering team from its inception in 1997. He spent the first 9 years of his career working on advanced technology software at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York. As an engineer on the WebSphere project, he has been involved in Web Server Performance, High Availability, Dynamic Caching, Edge Serving, Web Security. SOA, Web 2.0 and RESTful SOA via Project Zero, Appliances, Event Driven Architecture, Open Development, and Virtualization. At IBM, he has led projects in the areas of mobile and cloud computing, web application servers, Java, TCP/IP, real-time collaboration software, and high-performance transactional systems. He currently has filed for over 45 US patents for IBM. He has been the WebSphere's Chief Technology Officer since 2006 and is currently CTO and Vice President of Business Strategy at IBM in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. He provides technical direction to the WebSphere portfolio and leads the technical executive leaders and development teams to "cultivate the future of WebSphere". In recent years he has been providing direction on IBM's strategy and product capabilities related to mobile and cloud computing. Specifically, he has been involved in defining the key attributes of cloud computing , defining IBM's Platform-as-a-service strategy, approaches for measuring cloud performance, mobile computing and engaging enterprise strategy, mobile development with JavaScript-based technologies and IBM's Internet of Things strategy. He has also been vocal about the positive impact the "mobile generation" will have on our society. He was named an IBM Fellow in 2006; the highest honor a scientist, engineer, or programmer at IBM can achieve.
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    Co-founding father of IBM WebSphere Software used by end-users to create applications and integrate applications with other applications
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