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Heather Achilles, IBM Distinguished Engineer, has been in the networking and computing fields for over 25 years. As an early member of three successful start-ups, Alliant Computer, Wellfleet Communications and DataPower Technology, she has developed a broad technical and business background in parallel computing, networking, and web services.
Heather joined IBM in 2005 with the acquisition of DataPower Technology and has worked for the Next Generation Computing Research team since 2008. Her current area of research is focusing on how technology can help optimize the waste/resource management cradle-to-cradle supply chain.
Heather has a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and SMEE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.