In February 2010, David Muir got his real estate trading license. This is his full-time occupation now and he loves the interaction with all sorts of people on a subject that is truly important to them: their home.
The previous year, in February 2009, David left IBM and started dabbling in what is coming to be known as “Media 3.0″: the convergence of news and entertainment content with social interactivity in a globally and digitally connected world.
In June 2007, David became a User Technologies Leader at IBM. His responsibilities included the overall information delivery strategy (authoring tools and delivery systems) as well as the prioritization and planning for infrastructure.
Previously, as manager of System i Application Development Tools and Compilers, he was responsible for the delivery of workstation-based tools and server-based compilers. This included the WebSphere Development Studio family of products. David assumed this position in March 2006. Prior to that, David managed the Information Development team for the same set of products.
David joined IBM in 1992 as an Information Developer. He had previously been a technical writer in the Information Services division of a major real estate development company. His wide variety of working experience includes stints as a newspaper editor, radio personality, cab driver, dishwasher, golf caddy, busboy, computer sales rep, and security guard. He also has ten years of experience as an auxiliary police officer with the Toronto Police Service.
David graduated from Ryerson University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio & Television Arts. He graduated from Trent University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Studies/Philosophy.