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Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Novell. He is responsible for Novell's technology direction, as well as leading Novell's product business units. Dr. Jaffe serves as a member of Novell's Worldwide Management Committee.
After receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1979, Dr. Jaffe joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. During his tenure at IBM, he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, including vice president, Systems and Software Research, corporate vice president of technology, and general manager of IBM's SecureWay business unit, where he was responsible for IBM's security, directory, and networking software business.
Dr. Jaffe most recently served as president of Bell Labs Research and Advanced Technologies, where he established new facilities in Ireland and India, and served as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium. Dr. Jaffe was also appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Presidential Commission for Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has also chaired the Chief Technology Officer group of the Computer Systems Policy Project, and has served on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He is a fellow of ACM and the IEEE.
Dr. Jaffe holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Electrical Engineering in addition to his Doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.