Wayne manages the Cloud Data Management team in the Storage Systems group at IBM's Almaden Research Center. He joined IBM in 1982 and worked on a variety of research projects including the QuickSilver Transactional Operating System. He spend most of the 90's on educational leave at Carnegie Mellon University working on Distributed Shared Memory and Software Defined Computer Architecture. Upon returning he joined the TigerShark research project which became IBM's General Parallel File System. Although Wayne has worked on most of the file system, he only admits to working on its data management. His current focus is on the MetaOcean project for Cognitive Data Management and on the High Performance Tiering project for Mission Critical Analytics.