Dr. Soltis is regarded throughout the world as one of the most significant computer scientists of the 20th century. Based on his doctoral dissertation research, Soltis created a revolutionary computer architecture, which led to a completely new breed of computers. During the last decade, he led the effort to define the architecture of the 64-bit PowerPC processors used in IBM's Power System servers. Before retirement from IBM as its Chief Scientist, Soltis defined directions for IBM systems and the IBM Development Laboratory in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. He currently travels the world speaking about IT trends and technology advancements. Dr. Soltis is a member of the Vision Solutions Technology Advisory Board (VTAB).