John Walicki is part of the IBM Senior Technical Staff and architect for the IBM Open Client Initiative. He leads the internal deployment of Linux clients within IBM. He also leads the open standards based Browser Independence deployment of Firefox within IBM and the Document Interchange strategy to switch IBM to Open Document Format based productivity editors. John is a manager in the IBM CIO organization. His global development and integration team is working to lower the costs of deployment of an enterprise enabled Linux Client. John is an active leader in the Linux desktop community where he represents IBM on The Linux Foundation's Desktop Linux Workgroup and as a member of the Gnome Advisory Board. John previously was the Manager of the Client Systems Engineering group of the Watson Information Services Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.