Brian Belgodere is a software engineer at IBM Research, working on the Cognitive Compute Cluster developing and building tightly coupled development tools for composing cognitive solutions. Brian has worked in distributed systems, security and compliance, service management, and systems automation. Previously, he worked for IBM's Global Business Services Division and worked as part of the Spatial Analytics and Smarter Water Practices. Brian holds a B.S. in finance and in economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.