"IBM Senior Vice President and Software Group General Manager Steve Mills met with three of his top lieutenants in his office back in 1997 to discuss the "Webification" of IBM's enterprise tools. Out of that discussion the IBM WebSphere Application Server was born."I had just joined IBM in 1997 and was working on DB2 for OS/390. While I was trying to figure out what this "mainframe" thing was why anyone would want to manage it from OS/2, smart folks in Raleigh were creating the future. Well done, gents.