Jerry Cuomo

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Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo
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Born 1962
Bronx, NY
Residence Durham, North Carolina
Fields Software Engineer
Institutions IBM
Known for IBM WebSphere

Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo (born 1962) is an American software engineer working for IBM since 1987. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of WebSphere, a business unit within IBM Software Group (SWG.)

Holding the title of IBM Fellow, he is one of the founding fathers of IBM WebSphere Software.[1] At IBM, Cuomo has led projects in the areas of mobile and cloud computing, web application servers, Java, TCP/IP, real-time collaboration software, and high-performance transactional systems. Cuomo currently has filed for over 45 US patents for IBM.[2]


Cuomo spent the first 9 years of his career working on advanced technology software at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York.

Cuomo has been part of the WebSphere Application Server engineering team from its inception in 1997.[3] As an engineer on the WebSphere project, Cuomo has been involved in Web Server Performance,[4][5] High Availability, Dynamic Caching,[6] Edge Serving,[7] Web Security.[8] SOA,[9] Web 2.0 and RESTful SOA via Project Zero,[10] Appliances,[11] Event Driven Architecture, Open Development,[12] and Virtualization.

Cuomo has been the WebSphere's Chief Technology Officer since 2006. He is currently CTO and Vice President of Business Strategy at IBM in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. He provides technical direction to the WebSphere portfolio and leads the technical executive leaders and development teams to "cultivate the future of WebSphere".[13]

In recent years Cuomo has been providing direction on IBM's strategy and product capabilities related to mobile and cloud computing. Specifically, Cuomo has been involved in defining the key attributes of cloud computing ,[14] defining IBM's Platform-as-a-service strategy,[15][16] approaches for measuring cloud performance,[17] mobile computing and engaging enterprise strategy,[18] mobile development with JavaScript-based technologies [19] and IBM's Internet of Things strategy.[20] Cuomo has also been vocal about the positive impact the "mobile generation" will have on our society.[21]

Family and personal life[edit]

When not at IBM, Cuomo can be found home with his wife and 2 children. Cuomo enjoys practicing martial arts with family, playing and watching ice hockey, playing golf, visiting the beach and mountains and listening and playing rock and roll music.


Jerry is a founding member of Mind The Gap Band,[22] where he plays bass guitar. Mind The Gap covers a wide variety of music from the 1960s to present, as well as a collection of originals, including "Bring Back Da Funk",[23] "Regression",[24] and "Tomorrow".[25] Mind The Gap is formed from a group of IBMers with engineering backgrounds and they donate the band’s income to worthy charitable organizations.[26]


  1. ^ IBM Appoints Eight New Fellows to Drive Innovation
  2. ^ Jerry Cuomo's U.S. Patents
  3. ^ February 2005, IBM Redbook, WebSphere Product Family Overview and Architecture, G. Cuomo, et al.
  4. ^ WebSphere 5.0: What's New on the Performance Front
  5. ^ May 2004, IBM Systems Journal, Designing WebSphere Application Server for performance, R. Willenborg, K Brown, G. Cuomo
  6. ^ February 2003, WebSphere Developers Journal,Dynamic Caching Service, G. Cuomo, C. Cuong
  7. ^ June 2005, ACM – SIGMOD 2005, IBM SOA on the Edge, G. Cuomo
  8. ^ June 2001, IBM developerWorks, Third-party security servers and WebSphere - A Web trust association, N. Nagaratnam, W. Jamison, G. Cuomo
  9. ^ August 2007,, WebSphere CTO champions Web SOA on Project Zero
  10. ^ IBM affirms Restful SOA & dynamic languages with Project Zero
  11. ^ IBM - WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance
  12. ^ May 2007,, IBM looks to open up development
  13. ^ Jerry Cuomo - Short Bio
  14. ^ My Top 10 IBM Cloud Attributes
  15. ^ Jerry Cuomo on Cloud Computing and IBM’s PaaS
  16. ^ Interview: Jerry Cuomo Discusses Virtualization, Cloud Computing and WebSphere Virtual Enterprise
  17. ^ Measuring Cloud Performance
  18. ^ Youtube video, Jerry Cuomo - Engaging Enterprise
  19. ^ IBM and 10Gen collaborate on database standard for enterprise mobile
  20. ^ IBM tackles M2M's big data challenge
  21. ^ What Business Leaders Can Learn from 'Generation Mobile'
  22. ^ Mind The Gap Band
  23. ^ Bring Back Da Funk by Mind the Gap, copyright 2011 {Cox, Cuomo, Haberkorn, Mosakowski, and Rodriguez}
  24. ^ Regression by Mind the Gap, copyright 2009 {Cox, Cuomo, Haberkorn, Martin, Mosakowski, and Rodriguez}
  25. ^ Tomorrow by Mind the Gap, copyright 2009 {Cox, Cuomo, Haberkorn, Martin, Mosakowski, and Rodriguez}
  26. ^ Neighborhood Bands: Mind the Gap

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