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Mandy Chessell

Mandy Chessell

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Mandy joined IBM in 1987. She is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy of Technology Leadership Team. Her current role is the Chief Architect for InfoSphere Solutions in the IBM Information Management CTO office. She leads the design of common information management patterns for different industries and solutions. This includes the Next Best Action solution and the strategy for Information Virtualization.

In earlier roles Mandy led the development of new features for the CICS, Encina, TxSeries and WebSphere products. She has over 50 issued patents worldwide in the fields of transaction processing, event management, business process management and model driven development.

In addition to her technical responsibilities, Mandy is involved in initiatives designed to enhance technical vitality with the IBM technical community. This includes mentoring, serving on technical career development and promotion boards along with Women in Technology initiatives.

Outside of IBM, Mandy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2001 she was the first woman to be awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2000 she was one of the "TR100" young innovators identified by MIT's Technology Review magazine. In 2006 she won a British Female Innovators and Inventors Network (BFIIN) "Building Capability" award for her work developing innovative people and the BlackBerry "2006 Best Woman in Technology - Corporate Sector" award. More recently she was granted an honorary fellowship of the Institution for Engineering Designers (IED), she won the "2012 Cisco everywoman Innovator of the Year" and in 2013, Plymouth University awarded Mandy a Honorary Doctor of Science.

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