Dan Wolfson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the chief architect/CTO for the InfoSphere segment of the IBM Information Management Division of the IBM Software Group. He is responsible for architecture and technical leadership across the rapidly growing areas of InfoSphere including Tools, Information Integration, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, and Industry Models. Dan's previous roles include CTO for Business Integration Software and chief architect for Information Integration Solutions. Dan has over 30 years of experience in research and commercial distributed computing, covering a broad range of topics including transaction and object-oriented systems, software fault tolerance, messaging, information integration, business integration, metadata management and database systems. He has written numerous papers and is the co-author of “Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Business Information.” Dan is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership Team and an IBM Master Inventor. In 2010, Dan was also recognized by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) as an ACM Distinguished Engineer.