Ken Parmelee leads the worldwide business strategy for IBM API Economy, which includes API Connect and Datapower software offerings. Mr. Parmelee lead the acquisition of Strongloop as a critical part of IBM’s API Economy strategy. He was previously responsible for strategy for IBM MobileFirst where his team lead industry leading partnerships for IBM in the mobile space.
Prior to IBM, Ken lead research for Gartner in their Mobile and Client Computing group focusing on mobile, mobile integration and security. He authored the Mobile Application Development Magic Quadrant along with other research pieces- guiding clients on mobile strategy, user experience and best practices.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr Parmelee was senior director of product management, with Antenna software, where he helped drive the company's mobile application software roadmap as the company doubled in revenue. His mobile application team built groundbreaking HTML5 mobile applications and management technologies. He also opened new verticals for Antenna in life sciences, manufacturing and retail. Prior to his six years with Antenna, he held a variety of key positions, with Everdream, KPMG, Sony and others building a technology career that goes back to 1995.
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