Join John Walicki, IBM Open Client Architect, for an update on how IBM I/T is embracing Open Standards and Open Source to reduce the inhibitors to broader Linux adoption. John will share IBM’s move to Firefox and modern browsers to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and HTML5. He will also share IBM’s strategy to switch IBM to the Open Document Format based IBM Lotus Symphony.
John Walicki is part of the IBM Senior Technical Staff and architect for the Open Client Initiative where he leads the internal IBM Open Computing strategy. He also leads the open standards based Browser Independence deployment of Firefox within IBM and the Document Interchange strategy to switch IBM to the Open Document Format based IBM Lotus Symphony. John is a manager in the IBM CIO Office Global Workforce & Web Process Enablement organization. He leads the Messaging and Collaboration strategy for IBM I/T and is responsible for the global strategy and deployment of Lotus Notes and Lotus Sametime . His global development and integration team is working to lower the costs of deployment of an enterprise enabled Linux Client. John previously was a manager in the Watson Information Services Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. In addition to 20 years of IBM experience, John holds a BS Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
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MHVLUG Office Election will take place at 6:15 sharp. All present will be able to vote.