Mr. Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow, is recognized internationally for his innovative work in architecture and software engineering centered on the adoption of services and Service Oriented Architecture. Holley is also a consultant in IT Strategy and Transformation, enterprise architecture and application development. Currently part of IBM Research working on the confluence of social, mobile, analytics and cloud in areas of architecture, API adoption, scalable services, application development and system development models.
Previously, Kerrie served as a CTO in IBM Global Business Services. Kerrie continues to collaborate and engage with clients as architect and consultant on research topics, innovation and approaches to increase business value and time to market using IT. Kerrie holds several patents and is an IBM Master Inventor.
IBM Fellow is the company’s pre-eminent technical distinction, granted in recognition of outstanding and sustained technical achievements and leadership in engineering, programming, services, science and technology. Fellow, it is the highest honor a scientist, engineer, or programmer at IBM (and perhaps ‘in the industry’) can achieve. Thomas J. Watson, Jr., as a way to promote creativity among the company’s “most exceptional” technical professionals, founded the Fellows program in 1962. Since 1963, only 246 IBM Fellows have been appointed, of these, 85 are active employees.
Mr. Holley has a Bachelor of Art degree in mathematics from DePaulUniversity and a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaulUniversity.