Mr. Laffey joined TIBCO in 2002 and is responsible for Engineering, Global Support and Educational Services. Prior to TIBCO, Mr. Laffey was a co-founder of Talarian Corporation, a provider of middleware, where he was responsible for engineering and product direction. He has over 25 years experience in software and has published over 30 articles in recognized scientific publications. Mr. Laffey has an M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Michigan.