Round Rock, Texas, U.S.A
Phone: on request
Technology focused, hands on executive with 25+ years of
experience and a passion for innovation, emerging technology and
using technology to solve complex problems that urgently need
solving. Key skills include:
Corporation, Analytics Group, Austin Texas. Aug 2015 Present.
CTO Emerging Analytics Technology, Distinguished Engineer
Driving the adoption of emerging analytics and cognitive technology through partnerships between IBM customers (via leading edge pilot projects) and IBM technologists. Key focus on open source technology and open communities and rapidly driving technical innovation and creating new opportunities.
I created and lead a team of highly skilled technologists focused on driving progress by using innovation to solve real customer problems. We pride ourselves in being able to both innovate and learn new technology rapidly and to then assess the possible application of the technology using hands on experiments both in our own labs and with our client partners.
What I love about this role is that I get to be hands on with leading edge technology and work with great people inside and outside the company at both the business and technical level.
Another key focus for me currently is all aspects of Graph Database technology from back end stores all the way to user interfaces and graphical representations of graphs and networks. Working closely with industry partners in the open source community as well as IBM product teams. Related to this I have also had a focus on emerging Deep Learning and other Cognitive technologies.
I have been driving the overall Graph DB strategy for IBM which has resulted in the development and release of a cloud hosted Graph Service (IBM Graph) and also many other solutions that are building upon graph technology. Graph DB technology now plays a key role in many IBM products and services.
This role demands deep technical, executive, organizational, inter-personal and project management skills which makes it a lot of fun!
IBM Corporation, Software
Group, Austin Texas. Aug 2003 Aug 2012
CTO Emerging Internet Software & Standards, Distinguished Engineer
I was focused on a large number of differing projects related to open source, open standards and emerging internet technology. During this time I was responsible for driving a number of initiatives inside and outside of the company with an overall goal of increasing our usage of and give back to, open source technology. Our work during this time was instrumental in radically changing the way that open source was used and perceived inside of IBM.
I worked on a number of key initiatives during this time that include Web Services and Web security. I co-chaired two of the committees at OASIS that created technologies such as WS-Trust that defined how, in a web context, a trust broker should work and WS-Security/WS-Secure Exchange that defined how messages over the internet between services should be secured.
The following material is not something I
would make part of a printed CV but it does show in a bit more
detail the systems and languages that I have worked with.
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