Bill Hilf is a Senior I/T Architect and the World-Wide Linux technical
leader for IBM's Small and Medium Business unit. Bill has been involved
with Open Source technologies as a developer, architect, and evangelist
for over seven years.
Prior to joining IBM, Bill has worked as the Sr. Director of Engineering
for eToys, and as an architect for CNET's sites, such as News.com.
Bill received his Masters degree from Chapman University and serves as an
advisory board member and instructor for the California State University,
Fullerton Unix and Linux educational programs.
Bill Hilf will be delivering a speech on "IBM Linux Strategy - How IBM
is contributing, investing, selling, using, and propelling Linux today.
How IBM is using Linux in small-to-medium size enterprises."
Bill Hilf's talk on "IBM and Linux" will include an overview of Linux
momentum in the marketplace, Total Cost of Ownership, and IBM's
commitment to Linux. This latter section, "Linux@IBM" will discuss how
IBM is investing and using Linux today, as well as the contributions and
interaction IBM has made and continues with Linux and the Open Source
community. Bill will also discuss how IBM's customers are deploying
Linux today, including descriptions of customer references and