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IBM’s General Manager of Rational Software Talks Shop with Computer Science Students


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
LIU Post,
Long Island University

Kristof KloecknerBrookville, N.Y. -- Kristof Kloeckner, general manager of rational software for IBM, spoke to a class of LIU Post computer science students today, Monday, January 23, about RDz and its place in enterprise modernization.

RDz provides editors, code generators, analysis tools, testing tools, debuggers and more for the mainframe developer in an environment that's easy to use and productive. RDz also allows developers to take existing code and turn it into an enterprise or service-oriented architecture service without any code changes. Kloeckner also spoke about the types of skills that will prepare students for success in the computer science industry upon graduation.

Kloeckner was appointed to his present position at IBM in January 2011 and was previously VP of Strategy and Enterprise Initiatives and CTO, Cloud Computing. Prior to that, he held executive leadership positions in strategy, architecture and development in Germany, the UK and the USA, including Vice President and CTO, IBM Software Group, Vice President of Development for Tivoli Software, Vice President of Business Integration Development and Director of the Hursley Laboratory in the United Kingdom.

Kloeckner joined IBM in 1984 as a development engineer in the Boeblingen Development Laboratory in Germany. He now oversees the division responsible for software and systems engineering tools.

Kloeckner spoke to students from Christopher Malinowski's class and other students in the College of Education and information Sciences.

Posted 01/24/2012

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