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Daniel Sabbah

CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform, IBM Corp
Dr. Daniel Sabbah is the CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform, at IBM Corp. He is responsible for aligning IBM direction for Cloud and Mobility into a coherent, next generation architecture.As part of his role, he guides the IBM Cloud portfolio involving software (middleware and application services), hardware (servers/storage/networking through a software defined environment) and technology and business services. A founder of IBM's open source policy and Eclipse, Dr. Sabbah believes in an open cloud architecture that helps clients balance innovation with preservation and optimization of their existing investments. 

Prior to his current role, Dr. Sabbah served as general manager of Tivoli Software (now Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure) in IBM Software Group. He was responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing operations for the brand, which at the forefront of IBM’s Smarter Planet strategy, manages today’s dynamic infrastructures, giving customers the ability to manage resources and risks, optimize human capital and manage service levels and business processes. Prior to that, Dr. Sabbah served as general manager, IBM Rational Software, leading IBM’s efforts to advance the discipline of software development. He mobilized more than 2,500 Rational Software employees to help organizations govern the creation of software and systems. He has also previously served as chief technology officer for IBM Software Group, overseeing strategic direction and leading the evolution of IBM's middleware technology and architecture. He began his IBM career in 1974, focusing on telecommunications software, then moved to IBM Research where he was responsible for artificial intelligence research, programming languages, and finally, software technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1981, where he specialized in artificial intelligence and computer vision.