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Kramer Reeves, Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions

Kramer Reeves has over 15 years experience in the enterprise software industry, 11 of which at IBM. He is currently Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions inside IBM Software Group. In this role, Kramer leads a world-wide team and overall business responsibilities for key product lines including IBM's messaging and collaboration solutions; unified communications software; and the workforce productivity portfolio. Prior to this role, Kramer was Director of Global Marketing for IBM's Business Process Solutions portfolio, leading IBM’s Business Process Management (BPM) and Operational Decision Management (ODM), Business Rules and Event Processing software portfolios and IBM's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing agenda. Kramer has a BS in Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Virgil Westdale

Virgil Westdale was born on a farm in Indiana in 1918. The fourth of five children of a Japanese immigrant father and a Caucasian American mother, Virgil learned to be independent at a young age. The intervening years were filled with experiences that sometimes tested his spirit and endurance but never defeated him. Virgil is a veteran of the 442nd Combat Infantry Regiment that rescued the "Lost Battalion" and help free the Jewish prisoners from the Dachau Concentration camp. Ninety-one years later he retired from his job as the oldest airport security officer working for the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Author of "Blue Skies and Thunder"
  • World War II Observation Plane Pilot
  • Recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal
  • Recipient of the French Legion of Honor Medal
  • Holder of 25 patents
  • 14 years as a TSA Officer for Homeland Security
  • Combat Veteran of the 442nd Combat Infantry Regiment
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