• August 21, 2018

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  • Jay Leader4 Posts

    Jay Leader joined Rocket in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Most recently he was Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer at Rapid7. Over his 29 year career Jay has served in a variety of IT and consulting positions including management roles in Network/Telecommunications, Business Systems, and Project Management at companies such as iRobot, Nypro Inc., Data General Corp., and Coopers & Lybrand. He is the former Chairman of the Boston Society for Information Management CIO Roundtable, and was named the 2010 Massachusetts CIO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. He was also named one of Computerworld’s 2011 Premier 100 Leaders in IT. Jay is a graduate of Clark University, Worcester, MA, where he earned a BA in International Relations and an MBA.

Application Modernization

Get more out of your IBM i technology investment

I’ve always had a soft spot for IBM i (or AS/400 as we knew it back in the 1980s). I’ve spent 30 years in the IT industry, in roles ranging from entry-level specialist to my current position as CIO here at Rocket Software. In that time, I’ve supported and administered a lot of different platforms—some […]

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Live from IBM World of Watson: a CIO’s perspective of cognitive computing

My primary mission in attending this week’s IBM World of Watson was to get a better understanding of cognitive computing – what it is, how it can be used, how the it can be integrated with existing technologies and applications, what it takes to learn how to use it, what cognitive technologies and applications are […]

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Pick up the phone!

In the software business we focus so much on the ones and zeroes that we can forget the most important thing: people. In fact, despite the fact that Rocket Software has created hundreds of technology products, we are still in the people business. That’s because our success depends not on just having great technology, but […]

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Rocket at 25: Making the CEO to CIO connection

Last week Andy Youniss and I sat on a panel at the SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit. The discussion covered a number of topics, but one of the most interesting was about the CEO / CIO relationship. We answered a number of questions on the subject, which got me thinking about how important this connection […]