Robert Andresen is a Technology Specialist with CA. He has been working in performance management and monitoring for several software companies since 1997 and has been supporting mainframe systems since 1976 in various capacities including being a zOS/CICS/DB2 Systems Programmer.. He is a co-author of the IBM Redbook: Linux on IBM @server zSeries and S/390: System Management. He has presented at IDUG, CMG, the IBM zOS Conference and LinuxWorld as well as many local and regional user groups. At CA he has been supporting their suite of DB2 for z/OS tools for the past year. His areas of expertise include z/OS, DB2, CICS, UNIX/Linux, Windows, Websphere MQ and Networking.
Robert Catterall is an IBM DB2 for z/OS specialist. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company's DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, a member of IDUG's Speakers Hall of Fame, and was one of IBM's inaugural Information Champions. He presents frequently at conferences, is a longtime contributor to IBM Data Magazine, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.
Scott Hayes is an IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and IBM Information Management Champion, a frequent speaker at IDUG and regional DB2 User Group Events, is the host of The DB2Night Show™ Webinar series, and author of the widely read DB2 LUW Performance Blogs. He has worked with DB2 on distributed platforms since V1 and he reads IBM documentation instead of novels for entertainment.
Jeff Josten is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the lead architect of DB2 for z/OS. He has worked in DB2 Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab since 1985. He owns several patents in the area of data base technology, and is a frequent speaker at user group and customer meetings.
Anthony Reina is an Accelerated Value Specialist at the IBM Canada Lab - Toronto Site. He works in the DB2 Software Group for the Accelerated Value Program (AVP) Team. He has worked with the DB2 Advance Support-DSD Team for more than 10 years. Currently he works directly with IBM premium customers world wide in resolving defect related issues, developing solutions, and conducting education courses. His current focus is on the DB2 engine, particularly Monitoring, Recovery, and Optimizer areas.
Sheryl M. Larsen is an internationally recognized researcher, consultant, lecturer, specializing in DB2, and now works for IBM as the World Wide DB2 for z/OS Technical Evangelist. She is known for her extensive expertise in SQL and has performed detailed DB2 Performance Health Checks for many fortune 500 clients. Sheryl has over 25 years’ experience in DB2, has published many articles, white papers and co-authored a book, DB2 Answers, Osborne-McGraw-Hill, 1999. Currently she is the President of the Midwest DB2 User Group - www.mwdug.org