Kerrie Holley joined Cisco as CTO for Software Platform Group (SPG). As CTO, Kerrie drives the application of Cisco’s analytics and automation software portfolio into vertical markets and cross-industries. Kerrie engages with customers to position our analytics and automation portfolio and architectures to the market. He leads engagements at key conferences and industry/partner forums to create mind-share, awareness, adoption and excitement with external communities.
Kerrie was previously an IBM Fellow at IBM Research appointed by the CEO in 2006. His research focused on scalable business services, business purpose platforms, micro services, and related system development and architecture models. He engaged extensively with clients on these topics and the disruptive effects of digitization, API economy, and the “next era” of computing.
Prior to joining IBM Research, Kerrie was CTO for IBM’s Global Business Services’ Application Innovation Services (AIS). There, Kerrie was known for his innovative work in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and collaboration with clients as architect and consultant. Kerrie launched IBM’s SOA Center of Excellence where he operated as CTO for several years. Over the course of his IBM career, he was awarded outstanding achievement and corporate awards.
Kerrie holds several patents, authored two books, and published articles in peer-reviewed research publications and other venues. He appeared on ABC News and a TED talk when IBM Watson was introduced describing Watson’s next job. Kerrie holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from DePaul University. He is currently a member of DePaul’s Board of Trustees.
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