Jim Wankowski is currently part of IBM’s Worldwide Cloud Data services team specializing in IBM’s cloud offerings for Hadoop and DB2. Jim has 2+ years of experience with Big Data and more than 30 years of development and database administration experience with DB2 for both z/OS and LUW. Prior to joining IBM, Jim spent 5 years at CA supporting their DB2 z/OS tools, 10 years as the DB2 product manager for Quest Software, and nine years as a DB2 product specialist at Platinum Technology. Jim is a well-known international speaker who has written articles for DB2 Magazine, and Z/Journal, and regularly presents at IDUG, regional DB2 user groups, and vendor seminars worldwide.
Troy Coleman is currently an IBM DB2 Advisor z/OS and brings a variety of skills focused around DB2 including product management, DB2 systems programmer installing and configuring DB2, application DBA, and application developer. Troy has been active in the DB2 community as a board member for the Chicago Midwest Database User Group (MWDUG) and former board member of IDUG as well as holding the prestigious title of IBM Information Management Champion from 2011-2015. He is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer specializing in DB2 database administration and application architecture with experience on many leading hardware platforms, including DB2 for z/OS, Windows, AIX, Solaris and Linux. Troy was the architect and lead developer of the first wireless database management software for DB2 for LUW, PocketDBA, by Expand Beyond Corp.