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Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth

IBM Research – Zurich
Director and Vice President

In June 2006 Matthias Kaiserswerth has been named director of IBM Research – Zurich. In addition, he holds a position in the Software Research Strategy Board, in which he coordinates research work in this area across IBM's twelve global research laboratories. 

From 2002 until the end of 2005 he was the Managing Director of an IBM Integrated Account. 
In 2000 Matthias Kaiserswerth became the director of IBM's laboratory in Zurich. Additional responsibilities were for the IBM Zurich Industry Solutions Lab where IBM hosts customers to meet with its researchers to discuss future technology and emerging business trends.

From 1997 through 1999, Dr. Kaiserswerth was on assignment at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center where he led the networking software and security research. In addition, he was responsible for setting IBM Research's global security research strategy and starting IBM efforts in the emerging field of privacy technology research. 

From 1988 through 1997 he worked as a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich on various research projects ranging from high-performance communication systems to message brokering in a medical environment. Most recently, he worked on smart cards and Java security, which lead to the OpenCard industry standard for using smart cards in a Java environment and Visa's Java Cardtm Price Breakthrough program based on the IBM Research – Zurich JCOP platform. 

Dr. Kaiserswerth received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and from Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany respectively. 

Since May 2012 Dr. Kaiserswerth has been President of the Economic Development Agency Zimmerberg-Sihltal. He is also on the founding Board of Trustees at TECHNOPARK ® Zurich and HASLERSTIFTUNG Bern.

Dr. Kaiserswerth maintains a blog at ibmzrl.wordpress.com/

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