Pervasive Computing: Mobilizing the Enterprise


Thursday, March 4, 2004, 7:30am - Thursday, March 4, 2004, 9:30am

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Rod Adkins leads IBM's worldwide development team for systems hardware and software technologies and offerings that enable on demand operating environments. His organization develops IBM eServer and IBM TotalStorage products, leveraging cross-platform collaboration, technology innovation and relationships with technical communities throughout the industry. Rod has held a number of product development, business operations and general management positions since joining IBM in 1981 as a test engineer. He has served as general manager for commercial desktops in Personal Systems Group, for UNIX servers in Server Group and, most recently, for pervasive computing in Software Group, where he led IBM's initiatives to extend e-business to a new generation of devices.

FORTUNE magazine recently named Adkins as the 19th most powerful black executive in America.

As a member of IBM's Worldwide Management Council and the Board of Governors of the IBM Academy of Technology, Rod participates in decisions that determine IBM's corporate and technical direction. He serves as co-chairman of IBM's Multicultural People in Technology and the National Black Family Technology Awareness initiatives. He is an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and serves on the board of directors for PeopleClick Inc., a Raleigh, N.C. based human resources services company.

Rod earned a B.A. degree in physics from Rollins College and B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. He serves on the President Advisory Board for Georgia Tech and the Board of Trustees for Georgia Tech Research Corporation.


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