The rapid growth of electronic commerce has been caused by a combination
of technical and business factors. Technology will continue to improve
rapidly, as will e-business experience, so we expect even greater impact
upon the economy and society.
This talk will discuss some of the enabling technologies as well as the
sorts of applications and business models that we anticipate for the
Stuart I. Feldman has been named director of the newly established IBM
Institute for Advanced Commerce in Hawthorne, New York. The Institute
brings together top leaders in business and academia to research the
impact of emerging technologies on the future of business and commerce.
As director, Feldman oversees the work of more than 50 IBM scientists
whose projects focus primarily on advanced solutions and technologies
for complex business-to-business applications.
In addition, Feldman manages a technical staff of more than 100
researchers in network-related technologies including web servers,
anti-virus software, content management, multimedia, collaboration,
high-performance databases, distributed computing, and electronic
Feldman joined IBM in 1995 as Department Group Manager, Network
Applications Research. Prior to coming to IBM, Feldman spent eleven
years at Bellcore, where he held several research management positions
in software engineering and computing systems. He was also chief
architect of a major new product line for operations support of
broadband networks. Feldman was the Technical Leader of the
Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium
(TINA-C), an international research group made up of leading
telecommunications and computing companies around the world.
Before joining Bellcore, he spent ten years as a computer science
researcher at Bell Labs. Feldman was a member of the original UNIX
research team, and is best known as the creator of the Make
configuration management system, as well as the author of the first
Feldman has published numerous research papers in software engineering,
programming languages, and scientific computing. He is an ACM Fellow, an
IEEE Fellow, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is a member
of the AAAS National Council on Science and Technology Education and the
Steering Board of the Joint ACM-IEEE Task Force on Software Engineering
as a Profession. He has served on the board of the Computing Research
Association and as chair of ACM SIGPLAN.
Feldman received an A.B. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton
University and a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.