Alfred Z Spector

Dr. Alfred Z. Spector is Vice President of Strategy and Technology within IBM's Software Group. A past member of the Research Division, he was previously Vice President of Services and Software at IBM Research responsible for IBM's worldwide services and software research. Previously, Dr. Spector was the general manager of Marketing and Strategy for IBM's AIM business, responsible for a number of IBM software product families including CICS, WebSphere, and MQSeries, and also the general manager of IBM's Transaction Systems business. Dr. Spector was also founder and CEO of Transarc Corporation, a pioneer in distributed transaction processing and wide area file systems, and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Spector is on the board of the Security Industry Middleware Council, the NSF CISE Advisory Board, and the Computer Research Association, and also an advisor to the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science.
Dr. Spector received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He was the 2001 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's Tsutomu Kanai Award for major contributions to state-of-the-art distributed computing systems and their applications. In 2004, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Married and a father of three young children, Dr. Spector is a persistent runner.


Mailing Address:

Alfred Z. Spector
IBM Software Group
Route 100, Office 2A02
Somers, NY 10589

Phone: +1-914-766-1135
Fax: +1- 914-766-7170

Assistant: Deborah Caswell
Assistant's Phone: +1-914-766-1721