Mr. Sokol has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has been an active venture capital investor for 9 years with JK&B Capital. Prior to joining JK&B, Mr. Sokol held a number of senior management and technical positions at Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA). These include Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Marketing, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology. Prior, Mr. Sokol was responsible for a number of engineering development projects at CA.
Prior to CA, Mr. Sokol was co-founder of Realia, Inc., where he co-authored the Realia COBOL compiler, runtime and various utilities. In 1991, he sold his company to Pansophic Systems, Inc., which in turn was acquired by CA. Early in his career, Mr. Sokol was a software developer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Mr. Sokol is widely recognized as an authority on Internet and infrastructure technologies, including enterprise management and information security as well as 3-D visualization. He testified before the U.S. Congress on the Year 2000 computer challenges, and addressed the United Nations on the challenges of managing global computing infrastructures. He also has spoken frequently at seminars for chief information officers on maximizing business value from information technology.
Mr. Sokol is on the Board of Directors of ClearPoint Metrics, Vormetric, Scalent Systems, Splunk and Chumby Industries.