Ian Jarman confirmed as TEC Keynote for IBM

The IBM STG community in Rochester dealt with a very sad and difficult weekend given the funeral for Craig Johnson.  

But Ian Jarman, a dear friend and co-worker of Craig Johnson, called me yesterday to confirm he will come to TEC 2010 and represent IBM Systems Group and deliver all sessions originally assigned to Craig. Ian said that in his eulogy , he talked about the many friends that Craig had both locally and internationally.

Ian Jarman is the manager of IBM Power Systems Software.  Ian’s team has responsibility for a wide range of software offerings that run on Power Systems, including AIX, i, Linux, PowerVM and PowerHA.  Prior to joining the IBM Power Systems team, he was the worldwide IBM System i product manager, responsible for product announcements, strategy and positioning.

As a leader in the Power Systems community, Ian is a frequent speaker at customer, business partner, press and analyst events around the world.  In the late 1990s, he led the AS/400 strategy for server consolidation with responsibility for the introduction of Logical Partitioning. He has held a wide range of other positions supporting IBM’s midrange products including AS/400 client integration marketing manager and serving on the IBM client server development team. He joined IBM in 1986 as a systems engineer in the United Kingdom and relocated to the U.S. in 1991 to work for IBM at its Rochester, Minnesota facility.

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