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IBM Appoints Six New Fellows Who Explore the Boundaries of Technology


ARMONK, NY - 16 May 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that six employees will be named IBM Fellow -- the company's most prestigious technical honor. The six honorees represent the breadth and depth of IBM's technical knowledge including, mathematics, enterprise management software, application development tools, server design, services, computer algorithms and compiler optimization.

"IBM's new Fellows are extraordinary technical experts in their fields," said Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president, technology and intellectual property. "Today's new IBM Fellows are a great example of the exploration that defines IBM's technical community. We have the most brilliant explorers working on the boundaries of technology creating innovations that matter to IBM -- and the world."

There have been only 199 IBM Fellows in the past 44 years, including 67 active employees with the newly named Fellows. IBM Fellows are given freedom and flexibility to pursue creative achievements and typically work on special projects or research initiatives that lead the company in exciting new directions.

New IBM Fellows:

Brenda L. Dietrich - Research, Yorktown

New IBM Fellow Dr. Brenda Dietrich is widely recognized as a technical leader and scientist who connects mathematics to business processes. Dr. Dietrich has made significant contributions to IBM in supply chain, workforce management, and sales processes. She also has contributed to the development of new business models for revenue generation based on analytic methods. Recently, Dr. Dietrich contributed to the Services Sciences, Management and Engineering initiative.

Dr. Dietrich's influence and involvement in professional organizations, government agencies, and academia have made IBM a leader in applying mathematics to business. She is a sought-after mentor and role model both inside and outside IBM, personifying what it means to be a great technical leader.

David B. Lindquist - Software Group, Raleigh

Dave Lindquist has been named an IBM Fellow for being IBM's leading expert on IT management and the chief architect for Tivoli software. He is widely regarded as the key technical leader driving the advancements of IBM's enterprise management software. Mr. Lindquist is known for his vision and innovation in defining IBM's Service Management Architecture and for the invention of technologies to automate and simplify the management of business services. His leadership and client insights have been essential to the transformation of Tivoli technology and the integration with systems platform management, virtualization, and strategic outsourcing.

Mr. Lindquist has an extensive background across domains of software, hardware, and networking, personally leading breakthroughs in wireless systems, database algorithms, distributed computing, large system performance, and management systems. His work and collaboration with partners has driven new standards, fundamental architecture advances, and an industry shift in management systems.

Martin P. Nally - Software Group, Costa Mesa (California)

Martin Nally has been named IBM Fellow in recognition of his outstanding technical contribution and product delivery of IBM's application development tools. His vision and technical leadership have set the direction for IBM's application development tools for more than a decade. Starting with the innovative Visual Age Smalltalk product released in 1994, this soon led the company to Visual Age for Java, drawing developers to WebSphere, and WebSphere Studio Application Developer. Mr. Nally's work on Studio Application Developer created the basis for IBM's current suite of development tools. Most recently, as Chief Technology Officer of Rational, Mr. Nally has been a leader in defining the core programming model for IBM's Service Oriented Architecture products and in shaping the product portfolio for Rational.

Edward J. Seminaro - Systems and Technology Group, Poughkeepsie

Ed Seminaro has been named an IBM Fellow for his instrumental role in the establishment of a leadership product portfolio for IBM System p, System i, and System z. Mr. Seminaro's broad and deep skill base has enabled him to create overall hardware design in a fashion unique to the industry and has led to undisputed product excellence. His technical knowledge extends over the areas of system design, analog design, digital design, control system design, computer engineering, power conversion, cooling design, mechanical design, interconnection engineering, cost engineering, procurement engineering, and manufacturing engineering.

Mark N. Wegman - Research, Hawthorne

New IBM Fellow Dr. Mark Wegman is recognized for his significant contributions to computer algorithms and compiler optimization that have deeply influenced many areas of computer science and practice. Dr. Wegman invented many of the fundamental algorithms and frameworks that have influenced both the theoretical and the practical computer science communities, inside and outside of IBM, and led to significant IBM product and innovation leadership. Among the seminal concepts he has helped create are the invention and development of Static Single Assignment, Universal Hashing and many of the data compression algorithms in wide use today.

Dr. Wegman is the Research Principal Investigator on Governance of Software Development. This work, in collaboration with colleagues in IBM Research and Rational, has focused on creating a firm technical foundation for the Rational and Software Group initiatives on IT governance.

Chris C. Winter - Global Business Services, Hursley

Chris Winter has been named an IBM Fellow for his established technical leadership within Global Business Services and across IBM. His leadership has shined when building, motivating, and integrating IBM technical communities and teams. A key strength Mr. Winter demonstrates is his ability to integrate IBM products and services to best meet the needs of clients. Mr. Winter works with IBM communities such as the Performance and Capacity Management, and the Chief Architects Community to deliver valuable thought leadership and intellectual capital. This intellectual capital improves IBM's delivery excellence capability and drives improvements into the successful delivery of both client and strategic investment projects and programs. His ability to integrate IBM has resulted in an impressive number of successfully delivered and often novel systems integration projects for our clients.

Contact(s) information

Willow Buscemi
IBM Media Relations
914-766-3362
willowc@us.ibm.com

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