Willie M. Tejada
Chief Developer Advocate
Mr. Tejada is responsible for IBM Developer Ecosystem, Total Developer Experience, and Developer Product Offerings and Strategy.
Developers and APIs are the catalyst for todays software-enabled businesses. His team at IBM is responsible for helping IBM's eco-system realize the power of IBM cognitive computing. Enterprises, Start-ups and Students can outthink tough business challenges using technologies and applications with built-in cognition powered by IBM Watson, IBM Bluemix, IBM Analytics, IBM IoT. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks.
With over 20 years in technology, Mr. Tejada hasled marketing, product management, development, developer and strategic relations organizations in both start-up and large enterprise companies. This experience provides a unique business perspective on disruption and the discipline required to transform and scale businesses.He most recently served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Cloud Networking and Emerging Products Business Units at Akamai Technologies, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Having joined Akamai as part of the Netli acquisition in 2007, he led the rapid growth of the Akamai's web acceleration business and also launched Akamai's security and mobile products.
Away from the office Mr. Tejada enjoys family time with his wife, three daughters, two dogs and seven chickens. He is a vintage motorcycle restorer and racer (#223), avid golfer, DJ, filmmaker, and aspiring cook.