Sam (S.S.) Lightstone  Sam (S.S.) Lightstone photo         

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Academy of Technology LogoCTO for Data & IBM Fellow, IBM Data and AI
Markham, ON, Canada



I am the CTO for data products in the Data and AI division. This includes our database products for noSQL, SQL, Big Data, data warehousing, data virtualization. This work encompases multiple platforms including public cloud, private cloud, IoT, appliance, and traditional software.

I joined the Academy of Technology in 2010. I served on the IBM Academy Leadership Team 2015-2018. I'm lucky to also be an IBM Fellow and an IBM Master Inventor.

Areas I work in:

  • Data Analytics
  • BigData & Data Warehousing
  • Cloud Computing & Hybrid Cloud
  • Data Virtualization
  • Databases (Db2, Big SQL, Netezza, Event Store)
  • High-Availability
  • IoT