I am the Department Manager of Cloud technologies at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel. I also co-lead the world-wide strategy for Cloud Infrastructure at IBM Research. I work on advanced cloud infrastructures, platforms, and data services that will help shape future cloud computing in a way that enables highly regulated businesses to make the move to the cloud.
My team at IBM Research – Haifa is conducting research for future-generation cloud infrastructure. We are exploring new technologies in such areas as: software-defined networks and data center networking; cloud telemetry that continuously collects information for the security, health, and reliability of the cloud; and AIOps to detect, remediate, predict, and prevent failures that impact the cloud. On the Hybrid Data Platform, we are creating new solutions that help store, share and process data, simplify analytics, and enhance the data governance, security and privacy. This task becomes especially challenging in the hybrid environment where data is constantly being moved and shared. The department is also involved in cloud platform technologies, including service mesh (Istio) and serverless computing for high performance computing (HPC) applications and as an orchestration platform for 5G.
Throughout the years at IBM, I led strategic initiatives that have impacted IBM’s leadership in cloud computing, big data, and storage. These activities include performing and promoting industrial research of all types: generating and guiding technical contributions that impact IBM's products; diverse government-funded (H2020 European) projects; collaboration with academia; activities in standards bodies and open source communities; building IBM’s IP portfolio; as well as team leadership and people management. I am the inventor of 16 patents, the author of over 30 academic papers, and Steering Committee Chair for SYSTOR, the ACM International Systems and Storage conference.