Jerry Cuomo is an IBM Fellow and newly appointed Vice President of Blockchain Technologies. In his new role, Jerry is leading the creation of an emerging business unit to define IBM’s Blockchain strategy, offerings and customer engagement approach. In 2016 IBM Blockchain is open for business, with the creation and open source contributions to the new Linux Hyperledger Project, the introduction of IBM Blockchain Cloud Services, and the new Blockchain Garages to be opened in NYC, London, Japan and Singapore.
Jerry is known as one of the fathers of the IBM WebSphere software brand, where he served as Chief Technology Officer for 15 years. During this time Jerry’s lead efforts to establish key middleware initiatives including; IBM’s API Management, Mobile and Cloud Services offerings in Bluemix. Jerry also led acquisitions to accelerate delivery in emerging middleware areas including StrongLoop, Worklight and DataPower.
Jerry continues to be a visible spokesperson for IBM in the emerging technology areas including Blockchain, API Economy, Digital Transformation, Cloud Services and the lean start-up approach to continually address new business opportunities.