John Soyring works on all aspects of IBM's global personal computer operating system business. He formerly held IBM executive positions for worldwide OEM sales, strategic relations, and product development. He was director of IBM's programming center in Austin, Texas where he led the development of the OS/2 family of products, including: the operating systems; database products such as DB2; local and wide area communications products; and distributed systems management products.
During his 20-year career at IBM, he has held a variety of engineering, programming, marketing, sales and managerial positions, including heading IBM's development of software for the worldwide retail banking industry. John joined IBM in 1976 after graduating from Michigan Technological University with a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. While working at IBM he completed graduate studies at the University of Minnesota and the State University of New York in electrical engineering, computer science and business administration.
- IBM Software Strategy - OS/2 (Apr 1996)
- Microsoft Defines OS/2 3.0 (Jul 1991)
- IBM revamps LAN Server, slims down OS/2 2.0 (Aug 1992)
- IBM wants to make OS/2 run on PDAs (Aug 1992)
- IBM lays plans for the Next Version of OS/2 Warp (Sep 1995)
- OS/2 Warp in Network Computing: John Soyring Speaks
- OS/2 vs. Windows, All Over Again (Nov 1998)
- Why OS/2? (Jul 1997)
- Testimony of John Soyring - Department of Justice - US vs Microsoft (Oct 1998)
- Microsoft Hampered OS/2, I.B.M. Official Tells Court (Nov 1998)
- IBM indulges in OS/2 revisionism (Nov 1998)
- IBM witness: the inside poop on MS and IBM killing OS/2 ... (Jun 1999)
- OS/2 is 20 years old - dead but still walking (Apr 2007)
- Microsoft, Antitrust and the New Economy: Selected Essays