Joe is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Hybrid Cloud business. For the past several years, his work has focused on product development in the Hybrid Cloud organization using open technologies, virtual image management, container management, process automation, and virtual systems management across hardware platforms. Joe has always had an interest in the connections between industry and academia. He was previously Head of the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies in Canada, has served on the boards of the CITO and CLLRNET research networks, and continues to mentor joint research projects and serve on academic advisory boards and conference program committees. He is a published author, an award-winning teacher, and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.