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IBM Fellow and Vice President Blockchain Technologies
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Jerry leads the definition of IBM’s Blockchain platform strategy and offerings, illustrating how blockchain can revolutionize business and redefine companies and economies. He is also a founding member of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, delivering open source blockchain software for business.
Jerry has exhibited a repeating pattern of breakthrough innovations in software design, engineering and business strategy, across IBM’s most financially successful and industry recognizable software product offerings which have profoundly impacted how the industry conducts commerce over the world-wide-web, while dramatically improving the consumer experience.
Jerry holds the prestigious title of IBM Fellow, which is the highest technical position at IBM, pioneering emerging technology projects in the areas of Blockchain, API Economy, Mobile computing, Cloud computing, Web Application Servers, Integration Software, Java, Instant Messaging Software, filling over 65 US patents across these areas. Jerry's most visible patent is the first use of the "Someone is typing..." indicator found in instant messaging applications. This invention is used by billions of users around the world every day, via their iPhones, MSFT’s Messenger, and IBM’s Sametime.
Jerry is recognized as one of the founding father of WebSphere Software, whose innovations defined WebSphere as the Industry leading Application Server currently serving over 80,000 customers. WebSphere re-imagines how business, governments and citizens get work done using the Internet.
In March 2016 & February 2018, Jerry was called upon by the US Government as an expert witness to testify to US Energy and Commerce Committee on Digital Currency and Blockchain. During his testimony Jerry urged the Obama administration to adopt Blockchain as a primary means to protect citizen identity and to enhance national security. His testimony can be seen on YouTube and is often referred to in social media.