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Academy of Technology LogoIBM Distinguished Engineer and Head of GTS Incubation Lab
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA USA
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I am an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the Global Technology Services Division, currently leading the GTS Incubation Lab in Silicon Valley. The lab’s mission is to build a partner ecosystem of early stage companies where GTS can source the next wave of technologies. We are seeking partners in software defined storage/resiliency/networking, automation, AI-ops, monitoring and hybrid cloud management. The lab works closely with IBM Research and operates out of the IBM Almaden Research Center in the San Francisco bay area.

Prior to GTS, I was a researcher and senior manager at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY, where I led programs on hybrid cloud, analytics, business process modeling and automation for IT service delivery. In that role, I worked closely with IBM’s Global Technology Services on improving the quality and efficiency of IBM’s managed services portfolio. My work led to numerous research and outstanding technical accomplishments and allowed the business to demonstrate significant improvements in service quality and cost. Earlier at IBM, I worked on high-performance distributed middleware technology to optimize and manage virtualized resources. That work was the basis for the WebSphere Virtual Enterprise product.

Before IBM, I was the CTO of Voicemate, a venture funded startup that pioneered voice authoring and workflow technology for the financial markets. I started my career at AT&T Bell Labs and later AT&T Labs-Research working on network and service management for the early Internet. I was one of the founding editors of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, where I served on the editorial board until 2011. I also served as guest editor on the Journal of Networks and Service Management. In 1998 and 1999 I was adjunct faculty at the department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

Over the course of my career, I acquired an extensive background in distributed systems, cloud, networks, middleware, service management and analytics. I am a frequent attendee of several conferences on these topics, I authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and delivered tutorials and keynote presentations. In 2001, I served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2001 IFIP/IEEE Integrated Management. I have worked and consulted extensively on all aspects and stages of the innovation lifecycle, from design, financing, prototyping, development to strategy and steady-state operations.

I received the M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Columbia University, and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the National Technical University of Athens. I am affiliated with the Japan Karate Association and Shotokan Karate-Do International where I hold a 4th degree black belt and the rank of A-class instructor.

In May 2017, I received the IEEE Dan Stokesberry memorial award "in recognition of the most distinguished technical contribution to the growth and understanding of the field of integrated network management."