Damon Anderson is the Manager of Data Services at Anixter Inc. He has extensive experience in DB2 and IMS, data replication, ebusiness, Disaster Recovery, REXX, ISPF Dialog Manager, and related third-party tools and technologies. He is a certified DB2 Database Administrator. He has written articles for the IDUG Solutions Journal and presented at IDUG and regional user groups: Application Design, Data Management, Managing Database Resources, and Managing Performance.
James Cho is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect for PureData Transaction System and Operational Analytics
Solutions. He has been a technical leader of integrated solutions including BCU to Balanced Warehouse, IBM Smart Analytic
Systems and the recent PureData solutions. He has over 15 years experience in database solutions including experience as a Data
Warehouse DBA, publications of Industry standard TPC performance benchmarks, and BI architecture and deployment.
James graduated with a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Texas in 1996.
John Iczkovits is a Consulting IT Specialist with IBM Advanced Technical Skills. He provides DB2 for z/OS technical support and consulting services. His areas of expertise include DB2 data sharing, performance, and availability. His work in IBM includes experience supporting DB2 as a Systems Engineer, Database Administrator, IT Specialist, Consultant, and project lead. He has 31 years of IT experience, ranging from database products such as DB2 and IMS to MVS systems support, including storage management. He has also co-authored IBM redbooks, red papers, white papers, trade magazine articles, and presented at SHARE, the DB2 Tech Conference, the Information On Demand Conference, zEXPO Conference, IBM System z Technical Symposium, CMG, IDUG, and at local DB2 users groups.
Steve Loesch is a Sr. Technical Database Administrator at Anixter Inc. DB2 Database Administration and Programming since 1988. All versions of DB2. Motorola, 1998-1992 DB2 DBA, Platinum Technology, Inc, 1992-1999, DB2 Internal Application using DB2 C/S Applications and Peoplesoft, CA Technology 2000-2009 DB2 DBA Manager, Managed DB2 SAP 2005-2009. DB2 Consultant 2009-2010, Database Design and Performance Management, Migrated DB2 V8-V9. Anixter Inc, 2010-2012 DB2 DBA, Database Design and Performance Management, Migrated DB2 V9-V10.
Kevin Street is currently working in the IBM Toronto Software Development Lab, in the home of DB2 for the Linux, UNIX and
Windows platforms. In his role as a DB2 Technical Evangelist, Kevin spends most of his time travelling and talking with customers
about new and future DB2 releases. Kevin also spends time helping the IBM technical field people understand the DB2 technologies
so that they can help their customers to use DB2 effectively. Kevin has been with IBM for nearly 30 years and before joining the Lab
held a variety of positions in IBM sales and marketing in Canada and the US.
Jim Wankowski has more than 28 years of development and database administration experience with DB2 for both z/OS and LUW. Jim started his DB2 career by participating in the original DB2 beta program in 1984 with Northrop Aircraft in Los Angeles. Jim is currently a principal consultant with CA Technologies supporting their DB2 z/OS tools. Prior to joining CA, Jim spent 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 has regularly presented at IDUG NA, IDUG EMEA, IDUG AP, IBM Technical conference (IOD), regional DB2 user groups, and vendor seminars worldwide.