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the jStart team

meet the individuals who make jStart® what it is today



David Sink
Former Program Director, jStart Team, IBM Emerging Technologies

David's Bio

David joined IBM in 1996 and is based out of Raleigh, NC. Mr. Sink has 20 years of experience in assisting customers to embrace and employ emerging technologies. Currently, he is the Program Director for IBM's jStart team, a part of IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies organization. The team's mission: "Jump-starting innovative and emerging technologies that promote growth opportunities for IBM while delivering business value to our customers. "

The jStart team has led the adoption of several technologies that are key elements of today's IBM Software Group's portfolio including Java and Web Services, XML, autonomic computing, mashups, and most recently, analytics.

Education

Areas of Expertise

Mr. Sink's career has been focused on starting new technology intiatives. That career began with several start-up organizations, the first of which was in the retail industry. That start-up was successfully taken to the public capital markets after four years. David then progressed through several start-up projects inside large companies including what was then Moore Business forms and in the healthcare industry with GlaxoSmithKline. He then moved to the Internet Division of IBM's Software Group to help drive the adoption of the company's Java initiative. Mr. Sink continued his career in emerging technologies since then by working on a number of emerging technology initiatives for IBM: pervasive computing, xml, web services, autonomic computing, PHP and social networking represent but a few of the initiatives David has been involved in.

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