Billy Newport is a Distinguished Engineer working on WebSphere XD distributed caching technology (ObjectGrid) and on WebSphere high availability. He's worked at IBM since Sept 2001. Besides his current activities, he helped add advanced APIs like the WorkManager APIs (JSR 236/237) and worked on the staff plugin architecture of WPS. Prior to IBM, he worked as an independant consultant at a variety of companies in investment banking, telcos, publishing, yellow pages over the previous 13 years in over 10 countries. He graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland with a Bachelors in Applied Computing in 1989.
When not working at IBM, he's busy tracking his Porsche and running his new drivers education portal (http://www.trackpedia.com)
J2EE, Java, High Availability, Financial Applications, cycling, Porsche automobiles.