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Department Group Manager (DGM), Software and Services
Haifa Research Lab, Haifa, Israel



I'm the Mobile First Research Global Leader and DGM (Department Group Manager) of the IBM Haifa Research Lab Mobile and Industry Solutions Department. I oversee the lab's research and development efforts in such varied fields as Mobile platforms and tools, Wearable technologies, IoT, business optimization, middleware, cloud computing platforms, distributed computing and messaging, event based computing, system engineering.

Previously, I managed the Programming Languages and Environments department, where I led efforts to develop application development tools, new design and programming languages and models, and RAD (rapid application development) models and tools that reduce software development complexity.

In my MobileFirst global role, I'm overseing all the research activities in Mobile. Mobile technologies are revolutionizing our personal lives and transforming the way we do business. MobileFirst technologies from IBM are helping enable this transformation in businesses, whether internally for business processes or externally for customer facing systems using front office digitization. The large variety of heterogeneous platforms is one of the many challenges associated with developing and managing mobile applications. IBM Research is investigating all these hurdles and address the entire application lifecycle. These innovations include: tools for mobile application creation for non-programmers, advanced runtime services such as location and data synchronization for omni channel services, advanced testing services, security analysis and certification, and application usage analytics. These capabilities support both hybrid and native application development.

In addition I'm managing the relationship between Rational and Research and MobileFirst SWG teams. I have an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Haifa.