Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kristof Kloeckner
CTO,Enterprise Initiatives & VP, Cloud Platforms, is based in Armonk, New York.
He was appointed to his present position in January 2009 and was previously CTO and VP of Strategy and Technology, IBM Software Group. He oversees the technology strategy for cloud computing across IBM.
He has held executive leadership positions in strategy, architecture and development in Germany, the UK and the USA, including VP of Development, Tivoli Software, CTO and VP of Strategy and Architecture, Application and Integration Middleware, VP of Business Integration Development and Director of the Hursley Laboratory in the United Kingdom as well Director, German Software Development Lab. He joined IBM in 1984 as a development engineer in the Boeblingen Development Laboratory in Germany.
He received a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Southampton. He is a Fellow of the BCS and of the IEE and since 1997 an honorary professor at the University of Stuttgart.