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 Blockchain IBM WebSphere

Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo (born 1962) is an American software engineer working for IBM since 1987. He is currently the Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, a new business unit within the IBM Cloud Group. In his new role, Jerry is leading the definition of IBM’s Blockchain strategy,[1] offerings and customer engagement methodology.

Holding the title of IBM Fellow, he is one of the founding fathers of IBM WebSphere Software.[2] At IBM, Cuomo has led projects in the areas of API Economy, Mobile computing, Cloud computing, Web Application Servers, Java, TCP/IP, real-time collaboration software, and high-performance transactional systems. Cuomo currently has filed for over 50 US patents for IBM.[3] Jerry continues to be a visible spokesperson for IBM in emerging business and technology areas.


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 served as the WebSphere's Chief Technology Officer between 2006-2015 at IBM in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. During this time, Jerry provided technical direction to the WebSphere portfolio, extending to new areas including Mobile and Cloud.[4] Cuomo has been part of the WebSphere Application Server engineering team from its inception in 1997.[5] As an engineer on the WebSphere project, Cuomo has been involved in Web Server Performance,[6][7] High Availability, Dynamic Caching,[8] Edge Serving,[9] Web Security.[10] SOA,[11] Web 2.0 and RESTful SOA via Project Zero,[12] Appliances,[13] Event Driven Architecture, Open Development,[14] and Virtualization.

In recent years Cuomo has been providing direction on IBM's strategy and product capabilities related to emerging technology areas including blockchain, mobile and cloud computing. Today, Cuomo is leading the IBM Blockchain initiative; including collaboration with the Linux HyperLedger Project, bringing blockchain to the cloud and helping users apply blockchain to their industry.

Cuomo has been involved in defining the key attributes of IBM's API strategy,[15] cloud computing strategy,[16] defining IBM's Platform-as-a-service strategy,[17][18] approaches for measuring cloud performance,[19] mobile computing and engaging enterprise strategy,[20] mobile development with JavaScript-based technologies [21] and IBM's Internet of Things strategy.[22] Cuomo has also been vocal about the positive impact the "mobile generation" will have on our society.[23]

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,[24] 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",[25] "Regression",[26] and "Tomorrow".[27] Mind The Gap is formed from a group of IBMers with engineering backgrounds and they donate the band’s income to worthy charitable organizations.[28]


  1. ^ The Force of Blockchain Awakens
  2. ^ IBM Appoints Eight New Fellows to Drive Innovation
  3. ^ Jerry Cuomo's U.S. Patents
  4. ^ Jerry Cuomo - Short Bio
  5. ^ February 2005, IBM Redbook, WebSphere Product Family Overview and Architecture, G. Cuomo, et al.
  6. ^ WebSphere 5.0: What's New on the Performance Front
  7. ^ May 2004, IBM Systems Journal, Designing WebSphere Application Server for performance, R. Willenborg, K Brown, G. Cuomo
  8. ^ February 2003, WebSphere Developers Journal,Dynamic Caching Service, G. Cuomo, C. Cuong
  9. ^ June 2005, ACM – SIGMOD 2005, IBM SOA on the Edge, G. Cuomo
  10. ^ June 2001, IBM developerWorks, Third-party security servers and WebSphere - A Web trust association, N. Nagaratnam, W. Jamison, G. Cuomo
  11. ^ August 2007,, WebSphere CTO champions Web SOA on Project Zero
  12. ^ IBM affirms Restful SOA & dynamic languages with Project Zero
  13. ^ IBM - WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance
  14. ^ May 2007,, IBM looks to open up development
  15. ^ July 2014 - Why the growing API economy gives developers limitless opportunities
  16. ^ My Top 10 IBM Cloud Attributes
  17. ^ Jerry Cuomo on Cloud Computing and IBM’s PaaS
  18. ^ Interview: Jerry Cuomo Discusses Virtualization, Cloud Computing and WebSphere Virtual Enterprise
  19. ^ Measuring Cloud Performance
  20. ^ Youtube video, Jerry Cuomo - Engaging Enterprise
  21. ^ IBM and 10Gen collaborate on database standard for enterprise mobile
  22. ^ IBM tackles M2M's big data challenge
  23. ^ What Business Leaders Can Learn from 'Generation Mobile'
  24. ^ Mind The Gap Band
  25. ^ Bring Back Da Funk by Mind the Gap, copyright 2011 {Cox, Cuomo, Haberkorn, Mosakowski, and Rodriguez}
  26. ^ Regression by Mind the Gap, copyright 2009 {Cox, Cuomo, Haberkorn, Martin, Mosakowski, and Rodriguez}
  27. ^ Tomorrow by Mind the Gap, copyright 2009 {Cox, Cuomo, Haberkorn, Martin, Mosakowski, and Rodriguez}
  28. ^ Neighborhood Bands: Mind the Gap

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