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  • Paul DiMarzio

    Paul DiMarzio

    IBM STG System z Growth Initiatives and Solutions
  • Richard Eng

    Richard Eng

    IBM Software Group, Manager Technical Strategy
  • Tim Hahn

    Tim Hahn

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for Enterprise Modernization Tools
  • David Kang

    David Kang

    Executive Project Manager, IBM Software Group Strategy & Technology
  • Martin Packer

    Martin Packer

    Mainframe Performance Principal - Worldwide Banking Center Of Excellence

Paul DiMarzio

IBM STG System z Growth Initiatives and Solutions

Paul DiMarzio has responsibility for the System z brand technical strategy with respect to emerging applications and support for heterogeneous workloads. He has 25 years experience in IBM, most of it with System z operating systems and middleware. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Steve Wehr

System z Retail Architect

Steve Wehr is the System z Retail Industry architect from the System z New Workloads and Solutions department in Poughkeepsie, NY. Steve has held various technical positions with IBM for 33 years, with the last 2 years focused on building the System z strategy for the retail industry. He has spent the previous 12 years assisting customers with the architecture, performance, availability, and memory configuration of large WebSphere applications on System z Linux. Steve is the author of several widely-read technical papers and redbooks, and presents regularly at technical conferences. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Ken Muckenhaupt

Executive IT Specialist STG FSS CTO

Kenneth Muckenhaupt is an Executive IT Specialist and Server and Technology Group (STG) Financial Services Sector CTO at the IBM Financial Services Sector Center of Excellence. He has over 34 years experience in IBM hardware and software development. His past assignments include microcode development on IBM’s mainframe processors, management of a mainframe microcode development department, a technology leader assignment for the introduction of object-oriented technology on OS/390, a three-year assignment in the development and test of IBM’s Component Broker on OS/390, and an eight year assignment as an e-business on-demand consultant at the IBM Design Center and Center for Solution Integration. As FSS CTO, Ken is the thought leader for the integration of IBM hardware and middleware technologies for the development of complex, multiplatform banking and financial market solutions. Currently, he directs a worldwide team of systems architects and IT specialists across IBM’s Server and Technology Group, Software Group, and service organizations. Furthermore, he provides FSS industry consultation to IBM marketing and sales teams. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Jennifer Bucher-Brown

System z Business Development & Emerging Technology

Jenna Bucher-Brown is a market manager on the WW System z team responsible for development and early adoption of new technology such as zEnterprise. Jenna has been with IBM for 25 years holding positions in Sales, Global Services and Global Marketing, predominantly working with customers  *


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Saran Bommakanti

Program Manager, System z banking

Over the years Saran held several positions in IBM both in Technical and Management field. For the past several years, Saran has worked extensively in the Financial industry driving implementation of core banking solutions on System z platform, delivering banking solutions on z, and building a strong knowledge base in banking vendor products. *


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Kevin Murray

Worldwide x86 Server Marketing Manager

Kevin is responsible for worldwide marketing programs for System x and BladeCenter. Kevin has a broad background in IT marketing and business line management, with over 15 years experience working with servers, networking, storage, and IT education.

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Michael Baskey

Chief Architect, Management Standards

Mike Baskey is the lead technologist for SWG defining the Service Management strategy for zEnterprise. He’s been working in system Z for over 31 years and is responsible for IBM’s cloud standards strategy. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Richard Eng

IBM Software Group, Manager Technical Strategy

Richard is the Manager of the SWG Technical Strategy Team and has had various management and sales positions with IBM for 26 years. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

David Kang

Executive Project Manager, IBM Software Group Strategy & Technology

David Kang is an Executive Project Manager for the IBM Software Group and has responsibility for the overall software strategy on System z including the new zEnterprise. David has been with IBM for 10 years holding various positions in IBM hardware and software. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Tim Hahn

IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for Enterprise Modernization Tools

Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is the Chief Architect for Enterprise Modernization Tools within the IBM Software Group Rational organization. He is responsible for strategy, architecture, and design for Rational's Enterprise Modernization products. *

Application Modernization and Commercial Software Development

This blog is discusses topics of interest around enterprise software development and enterprise modernization tools.


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Jeffrey Frey

IBM Fellow, System z Architecture and Design

Jeff has been with IBM for 27 years and is currently a lead architect for the zEnterprise system and the Unified Resource Manager platform management function. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Jennifer Bucher-Brown

System z Business Development & Emerging Technology

Jenna Bucher-Brown is a market manager on the WW System z team responsible for development and early adoption of new technology such as zEnterprise. Jenna has been with IBM for 25 years holding positions in Sales, Global Services and Global Marketing, predominantly working with customers  *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Frank Wisnewski

IBM Systems and Technology Group, System z Product Development Team Lead

Frank is Product Development Team Lead for the z114 and z196 and has had various technical and management positions in both product development and manufacturing with IBM for 27 years. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Martin Packer

Mainframe Performance Principal - Worldwide Banking Center Of Excellence

Martin is a well-known Performance guy, with over 25 years of experience helping customers manage their systems. He has also been involved in the development of performance analysis tools which are widely used inside IBM - for its Performance Consulting practice. Martin also takes a keen interest in modern computing technologies in general, and how they can be used in the z/OS mainframe environment in particular. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Willie Favero

Sr Certified IT Specialist, DB2 for z/OS

Willie Favero is currently a Senior Certified Consulting IT Software Specialist working with the Data Warehouse for System z Swat Team at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab. *


Getting the Most out of DB2 for z/OS and System z (link resides outside of ibm.com)

This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to deploying workloads on DB2 for z/OS


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Roland Seiffert

IBM System z-based Workload-optimized Solutions
IBM Systems Optimization Competency Center

Roland is the technical leader of the Böblingen, Germany division of a new IBM organization called the Systems Optimization Competency Center. He is focused on advancing the IBM System z business analytics strategy through optimized integration.

Recently, Roland was part of the zEnterprise core design team, acting as the architect for the hypervisor integration and management for zBX-integrated systems. He has also been lead architect for hybrid technologies for Linux on System z — with a focus on leveraging heterogeneous and host/optimizer structures in hybrid workloads. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Stefan Letz

IBM System z Optimization Specialist
IBM Systems Optimization Competency Center

Stefan is an IBM System z Optimization Specialist in the Böblingen, Germany division of a new IBM organization called the Systems Optimization Competency Center. He is leading a team of developers in designing and implementing prototypes and first-of-a-kind solutions with a focus on IBM System z software appliances, Linux and cloud. Stefan also works on optimizing varying aspects of software and system products, including usability and manageability. *


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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

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