Murray Cantor, PhD, is one of the founders of and CTO of Aptage, a startup providing tools for managing in the face of uncertainty. He also provides consulting services for innovative development and agile management. Until recently, Murray was an IBM Distinguished Engineer, a member of the IBM Rational CTO team, and the Rational Lead for Analytics and Optimization for Software and Systems. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, he led the application of predictive analytics to software and systems planning and development, as well as Lean techniques throughout the development lifecycle. Murray also served as lead engineer for Rational Services and as developer of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) extensions for system engineering.
Before joining Rational, Murray was project lead at the defense and intelligence contractor TASC, served as architecture manager in the IBM division that launched the Risc System/6000, and also delivered the first distributed object-based subsystem in IBM.
Murray is a founding member of the OpenGL Architecture Review Board. In addition to many articles and patents, he is the author of two books: Object-Oriented Project Management with UML and Software Leadership.