Paul Bartak, IBM - Paul Bartak has been working with IBM databases since 1985, including the first version of DB2 on MVS. As an IBM customer for 14 years Paul worked in Application Development, Database Administration, and DBA Management - working with IBM & ISV Labs on various projects. Since joining IBM in 1999 his role has been that of an Information Management Technical Specialist, teaming with the Sales force to present, design, install, demonstrate, and evaluate IBM Information Management solutions in a pre sales environment. He is certified in Database Administration for DB2 for z/OS Version 9, 10, and 11; and in DB2 Data Replication. Paul has developed the four generations of Migration Planning Workshops from DB2 V8 for z/OS, to DB2 11 for z/OS; and the enablement for pureXML and Temporal features which are in use world wide.
Ian Bjorhovde, DataProxy - Ian Bjorhovde is a senior consultant for DataProxy, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has worked in the IT industry for nearly 20 years and has spent the last 15 years as a consultant developing and supporting large DB2 UDB databases for clients in many different industries. Ian is an IBM Champion for Information Management and a DB2 Certified Advanced Database Administrator (DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows). He has presented at RUG, IDUG and IBM conferences.
Lee Goddard, DBI - Lee Goddard is DBI’s Software’s Chief Performance Architect. He is an author, speaker, and experienced IT Architect with over two decades of experience with IBM and MPP database system architecture, design, implementation, performance, hardware, consulting, governance, and capacity planning. Lee has successfully led over 200 IT projects for clients in every industry. Lee's passion is solving business problems for clients from SMB to Fortune 500 clients and working with fast growing clients that need large massively parallel systems or blazing fast EFFICIENT OLTP ... of which Lee has led over 80+ terabyte and 3 petabyte DB projects and SME for scaling 12 Petabyte level systems to the 10’s+ of PB level.
Ulf Heinrich, SEGUS Inc. - Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH. Ulf's specialties are DB2 availability and performance, focusing on the growing requirement for 24x7 operations and cost reduction. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real world recovery pressure. Ulf's activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc.
Brian Mealman, IBM - Brian is a Consulting IT Specialist with IBM with 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked with IBM Database software and tools for his whole IBM career. He has presented many times at the DB2 Users Group and was a co-presenter at Information On Demand (IOD) 2006 in Anaheim CA. He currently is focusing on Database Security and Compliance.
David Simpson, Themis, Inc. - David Simpson is currently a Vice President at Themis Inc. He teaches courses on SQL, Application Programming, Database Administration as well as optimization, performance and tuning. He also installs and maintains the database systems used for training at Themis. Since 1993 David has worked as a developer and DBA in support of very large transactional and business intelligence systems. David is a certified DB2 DBA on both z/OS and LUW. David was voted Best User Speaker and Best Overall Speaker at IDUG North America 2006. He was also voted Best User Speaker at IDUG Europe 2006 and is a member of the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame.