Bryan Smith joined Rocket Software in 2011 and is now its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He has more than 26 years of experience in software development. Prior to joining Rocket, he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the Information Management division of the IBM Software Group, where he held various engineering, management and customer-facing roles. He served as a division technical intellectual property lead, represented IBM on the Transaction Processing Council (TPC benchmarks), published numerous articles in information management publications, and was appointed an Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Engineer in 2009. He has been granted 13 patents on software and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the California State University, at Pomona and Chico.