IBM Executive Discusses At NJIT Key Trends, Shifts in World of Computing

NEWARK, Nov. 2-- Kevin Carswell, vice president for the storage technology division at IBM will speak to students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, 11:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m. in room 1400 of the William S. Guttenberg Information Technologies Center on the NJIT campus.

(NOTE: Reporters and photographers are welcome at the discussion. Contact the NJIT public relations office for reservations and parking.)

Carswell, an alumnus of NJIT, will discuss key trends and significant shifts in the world of computing. He believes such trends will transform the information technology industry and place ever increasing demands on the pace of technology development. "Fueled by the new Internet centric world, new computing models have emerged," he says. "The trends require a dramatic rethinking of computer infrastructures, computer networking, end user devices, applications and qualities of service."

The immense and constantly growing network of interconnected systems around the globe will drive a new paradigm called "autonomic computing" --- a world of self managing information technology, he adds. The demands for more and more computer power and unending growth in data storage capabilities will require technologists to overcome fundamental barriers in base technology, as computers begin to approach human capabilities.

Carswell is vice president of worldwide hard disk drive development for IBM's Storage Technology Division, responsible for the development of leadership disk drives for server, mobile, desktop and specialty products. His global organization spans three development laboratories in San Jose, California, Rochester, Minnesota and Fujisawa,Japan. In his prior position, Carswell was the vice president of server systems development for IBM's Server Group, responsible for systems hardware development in five locations in the U.S. and Europe.

Carswell joined IBM in 1979. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1979 and his master's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University in 1987.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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