Mike Kistler is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Austin Research Laboratory. He received his BA in Math and Computer Science from Susquehanna University in 1982, an MS in Computer Science from Syracuse University in 1990, and MBA from Stern School of Business (NYU) in 1991. He joined IBM in 1982 and has held technical and management positions in MVS, OS/2, and Lotus Notes development. He joined the IBM Austin Research Laboratory in May 2000 and in 2010 he became the manager of the Enterprise Mobile Computing group. His research interests are new applications for mobile technologies, scalable and reliable backend systems for mobile applications, and the intersection of social networking technologies and enterprise applications.