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About the Author

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Gennaro (Jerry) Cuomo is a prolific contributor to IBM’s software business, producing products and technologies that have profoundly impacted how the industry conducts commerce over the World Wide Web. He is most recognized as one of the founding fathers of WebSphere Software, whose innovations defined WebSphere as the industry-leading application server serving over eighty thousand customers.

Cuomo has filed for over a hundred US patents and has been cited over three thousand times. Jerry’s most visible patent is the first use of the “Someone is typing…” indicator found in instant messaging applications.

At IBM, Cuomo has led projects in the areas of AI-Powered Automation, Blockchain, APIs, cloud computing, mobile computing, Internet of Things, web server performance and availability, web security, web caching, edge computing, service-oriented architecture, and REST. Cuomo is the co-author of the book Blockchain for Business, which illustrates how blockchain technology is re-imagining many of the world’s most fundamental business interactions and opening the door to new styles of digital interactions that have yet to be imagined.

Cuomo is currently the VP and CTO of the new IBM Automation business unit, where he is driving the technical strategy for AI-powered Automation, and he hosts The Art of Automation podcast.

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