David Tam is a performance analyst in the Power Systems Performance Department at the IBM Canada Lab. David has worked on performance analysis tools development, performance optimization of Watson Services on Power Systems, and performance analysis of hardware-accelerated databases. In 2016, he received an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for his work on deep optimization of Watson Services on Power Systems. David received B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Toronto in 1999, 2003, and 2010, respectively. He is author or co-author of eight technical papers.