General Manager, Lotus Software
IBM Software Group
Dr. Goyal was named General Manager, Lotus
Software, in January 2003. He served in his previous position as General
Manager, Solutions and Strategy, IBM Software Group, from February, 2001,
to January, 2003. In that position, he was responsible for setting business
strategy for IBM's Software Group, the WebSphere Business Integration
product set, and delivering industry-specific middleware solutions.
Prior to serving as General Manager of Solutions and Strateg, Dr. Goyal
served as Chief Technology Officer, Application & Integration Middleware
Division, which includes the WebSphere
and MQ product families.
Dr. Goyal joined IBM Corporation in 1982 as a research staff member at
the T.J. Watson Research Center. He was named Vice President, Services
and Software, and Director, Computer Sciences in 1996. In this dual role,
he was responsible for setting IBM's long-term research direction in computer
sciences, as well as ensuring that the best emerging technologies contribute
to IBM's services offerings and software products. He had approximately
1500 researchers reporting to him in seven labs worldwide.
Dr. Goyal's main research interests are in high performance systems,
databases and distributed systems. His early work in scalable databases
led to IBM's Universal Database (DB2) family. He was also responsible
for setting the early direction in web application servers which led to
the WebSphere product family. He also led the research efforts to create
the RS/6000 SP supercomputer and the Deep Blue World Chess Champion computer.
Dr. Goyal has authored over 25 articles
in various fields and has received five outstanding innovation awards
from IBM for his work. He was elected an IEEE
Fellow for his contributions to the theory and practice of highly
Dr. Goyal received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The
University of Texas at Austin in 1982, and his Bachelor's degree from
the Indian Institute of Technology
at Kanpur in 1978.