Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo (born 1962) is an American software engineer who has worked for IBM since 1987. Holding the title of IBM Fellow,[1] Cuomo is known as one of the founding fathers of IBM WebSphere Software, a software framework and middleware that hosts Java-based web applications.[2]

Gennaro "Jerry" Cuomo
Known forHyperledger, Blockchain for Business, IBM WebSphere, Co-inventor of "Someone is typing..."
Scientific career
FieldsSoftware engineer

Cuomo has filed for over 50 US patents[3] and has been cited over 3000 times.[4] His most visible patent is the first use of the "Someone is typing..." indicator found in instant messaging applications (U.S. Patent 5,990,887).[5][6]

At IBM, Cuomo has led projects in the areas of: Blockchain,[7] APIs,[8] cloud computing,[9][10] mobile computing,[11][12][13] Internet of Things,[14] web server performance & availability,[15][16] web security,[17] web caching,[18] edge computing,[19] service-oriented architecture[20] and REST.[21]

Cuomo is the co-author of the book, Blockchain for Business,[22] that illustrates how blockchain technology is re-imagining many of the world's most fundamental business interactions and opening the door to new styles of digital interactions that have yet to be imagined. In March 2016[23] and 2018,[24] Cuomo was called upon by the United States government as an expert witness to testify to US Energy and Commerce Committee on Digital Currency and Blockchain. During his 2016 testimony Cuomo urged the Obama administration to adopt Blockchain as a primary means to protect citizen identity and to enhance national security. His testimony can be seen on YouTube.[25]

Cuomo is currently the VP of Technology within IBM's Consulting business unit, where he is driving the technical strategy for AI-powered automation.[26] In 2022, he published two books titled Think Blockchain[27] and The Art of Automation,[28] both accompanied by podcasts[29] of the same name.

References edit

  1. ^ IBM Appoints Eight New Fellows to Drive Innovation
  2. ^ February 2005, IBM Redbook, WebSphere Product Family Overview and Architecture, G. Cuomo, et al.
  3. ^ Jerry Cuomo's U.S. Patents
  4. ^ Jerry Cuomo's Scholar Citations
  5. ^ 'Someone is typing...' US Patent 5,990,887
  6. ^ 'Someone's typing...': The history behind text messaging's most dreadful feature
  7. ^ IBM Blockchain Blogs – Gennaro ‘Jerry’ Cuomo
  8. ^ July 2014 - Why the growing API economy gives developers limitless opportunities
  9. ^ Jerry Cuomo on Cloud Computing and IBM’s PaaS
  10. ^ Interview: Jerry Cuomo Discusses Virtualization, Cloud Computing and WebSphere Virtual Enterprise
  11. ^ Youtube video, Jerry Cuomo - Engaging Enterprise
  12. ^ IBM and 10Gen collaborate on database standard for enterprise mobile
  13. ^ What Business Leaders Can Learn from 'Generation Mobile'
  14. ^ IBM tackles M2M's big data challenge
  15. ^ May 2004, IBM Systems Journal, Designing WebSphere Application Server for performance, R. Willenborg, K Brown, G. Cuomo
  16. ^ WebSphere 5.0: What's New on the Performance Front
  17. ^ Method and apparatus for processing requests in a network data processing system based on a trust association between servers, N. Nagaratnam, W. Jamison, GA. Cuomo
  18. ^ Context Sensitive Caching, Cuomo, Martin, Ferguson, Et al.
  19. ^ June 2005, ACM – SIGMOD 2005, IBM SOA on the Edge, G. Cuomo
  20. ^ August 2007,, WebSphere CTO champions Web SOA on Project Zero
  21. ^ IBM affirms Restful SOA & dynamic languages with Project Zero
  22. ^ Blockchain for Business- Jai Singh Arun, Jerry Cuomo, Nitin Gaur ©2019 Addison-Wesley Professional
  23. ^ House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade ‘How to Capitalize on Blockchain’ March 16, 2016
  24. ^ House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight & Subcommittee Research and Technology "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology" February 14, 2018
  25. ^ Vice Chairman Marshall’s Q&A on "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology" February 14, 2018
  26. ^ AI-Powered Automation is Enterprise Automation 2.0
  27. ^ Think Blockchain by Jerry Cuomo
  28. ^ The Art of Automation by Jerry Cuomo, et al.
  29. ^ Podcasts hosted by Jerry Cuomo on Spotify