David Boloker, IBM
David Boloker is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technical Officer for Emerging Internet Technologies in IBM Software Group. Previously, he held the position of Chief Technical Officer for Java Technologies in Software Group. David is recognized in and outside IBM as a technical leader in the Internet software space guiding IBM's investments as well as internal product development. David's responsibilities include building IBM's technical Internet strategy, working with internal IBMers to develop the appropriate products for the Internet space, researching new areas in software design as well as guiding a group of researchers. Additionally, he spends about a third of his time working in the venture capital and startup communities partnering and discussing various trends and directions in the internet and gaming areas. Previous to joining Software Group, David worked at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the Cambridge Scientific Center doing research in the area of remote distribution and control of hardware and software systems, dynamic I/O configuration of mainframe operating systems and secure internet gateways.
David has been recognized by IBM with numerous Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards in the areas of Java, Secure Internet Gateways, Dynamic I/O Configuration and the Remote Distribution and Control of S/370, 4300, S/390 and AS/400 Architecture processors. David earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Mathematics from Boston University.