John McDonald spent 20 years as an executive and leader at IBM, including leading technical sales for IBM’s Rational software brand for North and South America. Over the years he built many of IBM’s technical sales processes and teams, and now is leading CloudOne through it’s startup phase into leadership in our industry. He’s been recognized as an IBM Champion in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University, and is a member of the steering committee for the Customer Cloud Standards Council. He is a featured blogger for the Global IBM Rational User Group, and serves on the advisory board of IBM DeveloperWorks. He received AS and BS degrees in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University in 1995.
Recently posted a blog entry about the challenges of globalization of Rational tools and how it's so helpful to use the cloud for that. You can read it on The Invisible Thread, Rational's own blog, at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/invisiblethread/entry/maximize_your_investment_in_cloud_computing?lang=en