Daniel Krook is a New York area Senior Certified IT Specialist (IBM L3 Thought Leader/The Open Group L3 Distinguished) and Master Inventor. He creates compelling and powerful cloud computing solutions that differentiate IBM and drive its industry leadership. He currently delivers IBM Bluemix innovation based on the OpenStack and Cloud Foundry open source projects and deployed to SoftLayer.
Prior to his work in cloud computing, Mr. Krook led global teams to develop desktop and web sales tools for IBM according to his architecture designs and project plans. Before that, he built the News Room and Investor Relations web sites that IBM uses for official communications.
Daniel has engineered software end-to-end for a wide array of industries over a 14-year career. He is certified in cloud architecture, PHP, Java EE, BlackBerry, DB2, and Solaris. He’s written 7 technical articles for IBM developerWorks, contributed to 4 IBM Redbooks projects, and filed 33 patent applications. He’s run monthly New York PHP user group meetings since 2004 and established the NYC Cloud Foundry meetup in 2013.
Mr. Krook graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a double major in Political Science and International Studies. He studied abroad in Cuba and South Africa, holds dual USA-Finland/EU citizenship, and has collaborated with colleagues in China (on site), India (on site), Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
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