Apratim Purakayastha

Apratim Purakayastha
Director of Development, Online Collaboration Services , IBM

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Apratim Purakayastha (known as “AP”) is currently a director of software development for Online Collaboration Services department of the Lotus division. His team is building LotusLive®, a socially centered set of collaboration services delivered in the software-as-a-service model. Before joining the Lotus division, he was a senior manager at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. In his research career, he was active in the field of mobile computing, specifically in the areas of data synchronization, messaging, notification, and context. He is one of the founding contributors to the SyncML data synchronization standard and has contributed to multiple IBM products related to mobile and pervasive computing. He has authored numerous research papers in the field and has been named an IBM Master Inventor for his patents in this area. He joined IBM in 1996 after completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University, USA.

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