Dave is Vice President, Computing as a Service, at IBM Research. Dave is responsible for all the systems, software and services research that comes together to define the next generation of computational capability, platforms and delivery models.
Dave’s background covers a wide range of disciplines ranging from solid state Physics, to high-speed interconnect design, to distributed software development tools, to participation in a startup software company in Scientific Data Analysis, to Government-specific industry solutions. Dave has spent about half of his career as a researcher and research executive, and half in IBM’s customer-facing units including Global Services, Sales and Distribution and Software Group. Dave has been the CTO for IBM’s Federal business, the Global Government Solutions General Manager and leader of the IBM Federal Systems Integration services unit.
Throughout his career, Dave has driven strong connections between IBM Research and IBM’s clients, as well as the other units of IBM. Dave has held a number of other significant positions in IBM Research, including Director of the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Vice President of Communication Technology, Vice President of Technical Strategy, and Vice President of Software.
He joined IBM in the Research Division in 1988. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Solid-State Physics from Cornell University, and an A.B. in Physics from Dartmouth College.