Previously, Spector was vice president of strategy and technology for IBM’s software business, vice president of services and software research across IBM, and a general manager in the software business, where he led products such as CICS and WebSphere. He was also founder and CEO of Transarc Corporation, a pioneer in distributed transaction processing and wide area file systems that was acquired by IBM in 1994. Previously Spector was associate professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in highly reliable, highly scalable distributed computing. Spector received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. He has published numerous articles and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM, and the recipient of the 2001 IEEE Computer Society’s Tsutomu Kanai Award for work in scalable architectures and distributed systems.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Alfred Spector and other top speakers and celebrities.