Christopher P. Vignola (Chris Vignola)

  Upcoming speaking events:

  • 2016: Feb 21-Feb 25 IBM Interconnect, Las Vegas, NV
Previous  speaking events:
  • 2015: Feb 22-Feb 26 IBM Interconnect, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014: April 27-May 1 IBM IMPACT, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2013: April 28-May 3 IBM IMPACT, Las Vegas, NV 
  • 2012: April 29-May 4 IBM IMPACT, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2011: October 2-6, JavaOne, San Francisco, CA


Chris Vignola works for the IBM Systems organization and is the lead architect for WebSphere Systems Management.  Previous responsibilities include spec lead for JSR 352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform and chief architect for WebSphere Batch Technology. Past experience in architecture and development of software products includes WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere Application Server, and z/OS. Chris lead architecture and design for the operational facilities of MVS Sysplex, was a charter member of the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS team, specializing in EJB container and systems management components, and more recently lead the WebSphere Compute Grid development team.

Chris speaks fluent English, functional Spanish, lives in NY state, and enjoys his family, skiing, hiking, and fishing when not fully immersed in delivering industry-changing technology.