Dirk Nicol is the program director for IBM Mobile Strategy and Product Management at IBM. He has spent years helping IBM advance new and emerging technologies. He has held a variety of roles at IBM from semiconductor development, programming, hardware development, and strategy.
Dirk has worked extensively with helping to educate and build communities around new technologies. Prior to his current position, Dirk led IBM's cloud standards program and was a founder of the Cloud Standards Customer Council initiative. Dirk also conceived and led the development of the developerWorks[rm] project[md]one of the largest worldwide developer communities. Dirk holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA degree in management and strategy at the University of North Carolina. He calls North Carolina his home but is regularly seen presenting about the latest technology trends and strategy around the world. When home, he enjoys time with his wife and three boys jogging along the North Carolina Tobacco Trail.
We are at the beginning of a new mobile era. The technology, best practices, and methodologies will continue to evolve. This book was designed to be a starting point on a journey. I would like to take that journey with you to learn and grow together. Check in from time to time to let me know what you have learned and how your mobile strategy is progressing.