Mr. Rindos is the Program Director for Ecosystem, Partnerships and Industry Collaboration within the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform business unit. He also heads the Research Triangle Park Center for Advanced Studies (CAS; IBM North Carolina university relations) and the IBM Cloud Academy. Additionally, he leads WW CAS (representing nearly 30 centers across the globe) and US university relations. He has previously headed the Emerging Technology Institute for IBM Cloud and the WebSphere Technology Institute, as well as performance for the Tivoli and Networking Hardware divisions. He is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, as well as an NC State Adjunct Associate Professor. He joined IBM in 1988, after receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Prior to IBM, he was a Neurophyisologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD.