Mukesh Mohania received his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Bombay, India in 1995. Currently, he is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and co-leading “Education Transformation” area globally within IBM Research. He has worked extensively in the areas of distributed databases, data warehousing, data integration, and autonomic computing. His work in these areas has led to the development of new products and also influenced several existing IBM products. He has received several awards within IBM, such as “Best of IBM”, “Excellence in People Management”, “Outstanding Innovation Award”, “Technical Accomplishment Award”, “Leadership By Doing”, and many more.