Monday, March 17, 2008

Len Kawell: [Microsoft] Distinguished Engineer

Looks like Ray Ozzie is getting his Iris band back together :)...

Len Kawell is a Distinguished Engineer in the Mobile Communications Business Group, working on the development of several aspects of the Windows mobile platform. Kawell is defining the application model for occasionally connected rich Internet applications in the mobile environment. He is also responsible for scaling Windows Mobile to new kinds of kinds of devices with larger screens and faster processors – also known as Mobile Internet Devices, or MIDs.

Kawell joined Microsoft from Pepper Computer, a startup focused on mobile Internet device software for Web-connected applications to enable consumers to enjoy Web access and applications in a simplified environment. Earlier in his career, Kawell worked at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) on Virtual Memory System (VMS). He was also one of the founding team members of Iris, the company that designed and developed Lotus Notes, and he was one of the leaders of the Notes team upon its later acquisition by IBM. Kawell also co-founded an eBook software company, Glassbook, which developed a whole series of reading technologies and was later sold to Adobe.

Kawell graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Len Kawell: Distinguished Engineer

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