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Expert Speakers

You'll love the insight and experience these enthusiasts bring to each session.


"The Summit stands out as having great speakers
who really reach out to folks."
… Joe Bailey

System i Developer Instructors
Susan Gantner
Jon Paris
Paul Tuohy
Guest Instructors
Mike Pavlak
Doug Mack

 

Susan Gantner

www.partner400.com

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Susan's career has spanned over 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close association with the Rochester laboratory during the development of the AS/400 system.

Susan worked in Rochester, Minnesota for 5 years in the AS/400 Technical Support Center. She later moved to the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory to provide technical support for programming languages and AD tools on IBM i.

Susan left IBM in 1999 to devote more time to teaching and consulting. Her primary emphasis is on enabling customers to take advantage of the latest programming and database technologies on IBM i, including the latest features in today's modern RPG language and development tools such as RDi.

Susan is a regular speaker at user group and other technical conferences around the world and holds a number of Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON. She writes frequently for both IBM Systems Magazine and for the Guru newsletter published by IT Jungle.

Susan is an IBM Champion and a Technical Editor and regular author for IBM Systems Magazine.

Jon Paris

www.partner400.com

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Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM.

In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became involved with the AS/400 and in particular COBOL/400.

In early 1989 Jon was transferred to the Languages Architecture and Planning Group, with particular responsibility for the COBOL and RPG languages. There he played a major role in the definition of the new RPG IV language and in promoting its use with IBM Business Partners and Users. He was also heavily involved in producing educational and other support materials and services related to other AS/400 programming languages and development tools, such as CODE/400 and VisualAge for RPG.

Jon left IBM in 1998 to focus on developing and delivering education focused on enhancing IBM i application development skills.

Jon is a frequent speaker at User Groups meetings and conferences around the world, and holds a number of speaker excellence awards from COMMON. He also writes frequently for both IBM Systems Magazine and the Guru newsletter published by IT Jungle.

Jon is an IBM Champion and a Technical Editor and author with IBM Systems Magazine.

Paul Tuohy

www.comconadvisor.com

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Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as CEO of ComCon, a consultancy firm based in Dublin, Ireland, and founding partner of System i Developer, the consortium of top educators who produce the acclaimed RPG & DB2 Summit conference. Previously, he worked as IT Manager for Kodak Ireland Ltd. and Technical Director of Precision Software Ltd.

In addition to hosting and speaking at the RPG & DB2 Summit, Paul has been an award-winning speaker at COMMON, COMMON Europe Congress and other conferences throughout the world. His articles frequently appear in IBM Systems Magazine, The Four Hundred Guru, RPG Developer, and other leading publications.

Paul also produces the popular iTalk with Tuohy audio blog with IBM Systems Magazine.

Mike Pavlak

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Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG & CL he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.

Later Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as the first open source language on IBM i joined Zend Technologies. Today, as a Solution Architect with Profound Logic, Mike helps companies approach the challenges of modernization and open source technologies. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON Mike also teaches PHP & Python classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike is an IBM Champion and lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, a dog, a cat, two tortoises, and a half dozen fish.

Doug Mack

Doug Mack is a Db2 for i Analytics Consultant in IBM's Systems Lab Services organization. In that role he serves as Db2 Web Query Product Manager and leads the consulting team providing Db2 for i expertise.

Doug is a regular speaker at customer events including COMMON, IBM Technical Conferences and Executive Briefings and has written many articles and white papers on the attributes of Db2 for i for analytics.

You can follow Doug on Twitter @mckdrmoly or his blog at Db2webqueryi.blogspot.com

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