IBM Budapest Center for Advanced Studies

Operational since October 2006, CAS Budapest is managed by Zsolt Kocsis. The center currently works very closely with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) - for example integrating SOA and SOA management concepts into the curricula, and increasing the exposure of IBM Tivoli, Rational and other SWG products to students. It will also continue the IBM local history of supporting collaborative research through Faculty Awards and other funding mechanisms.

Zsolt currently sponsors a visiting professor within his organization, with plans to increase the university activities sponsored by CAS Budapest over the coming years, including outreach to other universities. The center is currently supported by S&D (specifically SWG Technical Sales and Services) and represents a successful model for a CAS created and sustained by that business unit