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Named an IBM Fellow in 2007, he is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Rational Software Division of IBM, Costa Mesa, California. He joined IBM in 1990 with 10 years of prior industry experience and has held several architecture and development positions in IBM, including lead architect and developer for IBM VisualAge/Smalltalk and VisualAge/Java. He was one of a team of three that launched the IBM project that later became the Eclipse framework. He then led the architecture, design, and development of WebSphere Studio, which evolved into Rational Application Developer. His work on Studio Application Developer created the basis for IBM's current suite of development tools. He has been a leader in defining the core programming model for IBM's Service Oriented Architecture products and in shaping the product portfolio for Rational. More recently, he has been one of the champions behind moving the Rational portfolio to a web-based architecture and was instrumental in creating Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, an integration architecture, and Jazz technology, a set of common services used to combine IBM and non-IBM tools to create an integrated system.
Noted For:Leader of the architecture, design, and development of WebSphere Studio, which evolved into Rational Application Developer
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