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John Walicki is the CTO for the Global Technology Advocacy team in the Developer Ecosystem Group of IBM Digital Business Group. As an IBM Developer Advocate with deep expertise in IoT, he inspires developers to build solutions with the powerful Watson IoT capabilities, Watson Cognitive APIs and IBM Cloud. He helps developers create custom IoT and embedded Linux solutions for their industrial and educational use cases.
He previously held roles as the IBM I/T Workplace of the Future Strategist, where he led the internal IBM Open Computing strategy, and as the IBM I/T Client Platform Architect, where he was responsible for the IBM internal strategy for Windows, Linux, and Mac. He established the Bring Your Own Device strategy at IBM and is an expert on mobile devices, desktop virtualization, and open standards. He led the open-standards-based Browser Independence deployment of Firefox within IBM. John was also a manager in the Watson Information Services Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
In addition to over 28 years of IBM experience, John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.