Michael Di Stefano

Michael Di Stefano is the vice president, architecture - financial services for GemStone Systems, where he is responsible for helping to grow GemStones' financial services offering and manage the professional services group, both in North America and Europe. Di Stefano has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors, including key roles at the American Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones Markets and Sun Microsystems. He was a key member of the design and implementation team that created the very first service failover high availability system in 1991. He may be reached at michael.distefano@gemstone.com.