Dan is a client-facing Distinguished Engineer at IBM with his hand in strategy and development. He is a proven high-energy technical leader with diverse engineering, development lab and worldwide field experience. He has developed deep and trusted relationships with customers over the years, which don’t end when the project is delivered. These relationships are evident by customers repeatedly seeking his assistance in developing their strategies and technologies. He has and continues to aid customers in their development and execution of a cloud strategy while influencing the development and delivery of cloud based solutions and data analysis offerings. These deep relationships enable Dan to be a productive customer advocate at every step of the process. He is currently focused on the development and delivery of cloud based solutions offerings related to data analytics, knowledge discovery and mobile identity. In his spare time he is an award-winning amateur winemaker.