David F. McQueeney, Ph.D.
Vice President of Software, IBM Research
IBM, Hawthorne, NY USA

Dave McQueeney, Ph.D., is vice president of software at IBM Research. He leads IBM’s worldwide software research portfolio, covering all of IBM’s nine worldwide research laboratories. His background covers a wide range of disciplines, ranging from solid state physics to high-speed interconnect design, to distributed software development tools, to participation in a startup software company in scientific data analysis, to government-specific industry solutions. He has spent about half of his career as a researcher and research executive, and half in IBM’s customer-facing units, including its Software Group, where he served as vice president of technology and strategy, and IBM’s Global Sales and Distribution Group as global government solutions general manager and leader of the Federal Systems Integration Services Unit.

Previously, he was chief technology officer of IBM’s U.S. Federal Government Unit. In that role, he worked with IBM’s federal clients and IBM’s federal system integrator partners to provide technical leadership across the domain of enterprise systems technology and architecture. He continues to work with several federal clients on emerging technology issues.

Throughout his career, McQueeney has driven strong connections between IBM Research and IBM’s clients, as well as the other units of IBM, most recently IBM Software Group. In 2002, Consulting Magazine named him one of the top 25 consultants, citing his work to make the innovations of IBM Research directly available to customers via IBM’s business consulting services.

He has held a number of other significant positions in IBM Research, including director of the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, vice president of communication technology and vice president of technical strategy and worldwide operations.  He joined IBM in the Research Division in 1988.

In 2006 Federal Computer Week magazine included McQueeney on its “Fed 100” list, which recognizes government and industry personnel that make major contributions to the federal IT community.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics at Dartmouth College before earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in solid-state physics at Cornell University.

Dr. McQueeney will speak about, Security Analytics: Making the Security Data Haystack Disappear.

Security has become far more than just a way of securing information, applications, systems and services. The systems that run our world are becoming increasingly instrumented, intelligent and interconnected. As our absolute dependence on them also increases, they must also be protected. We’re seeing the new security data flowing from these ubiquitous systems added to the deluge of security data we were already trying to make sense of.  Until now, much of this data would just rush past us, providing little or no value. Just as in the exciting new field of business analytics, we now have the means to filter out the noise in this wash of security data to uncover invaluable new insights into the security of our systems while providing indications of future security issues to come.