Sheryl M. Larsen is an internationally recognized researcher, consultant, lecturer, specializing in DB2, and now works for BMC as a Sr. DB2 Product Specialist. Previously she worked for IBM, Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc., and Platinum Technology. 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, and a member of the Northern Illinois University Computer Science Alumni Council.
Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant. He is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc. and the publisher/editor of TheDatabaseSite.com. Craig has been named by IBM as a Gold Consultant and an IBM Champion for Information Management. He was recently named one of the Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data & Analytics by AnalyticsWeek magazine (http://analyticsweek.com/top-200-thought-leaders-in-bigdata-analytics/). He is a former Gartner analyst, having covered the topic area of database administration as a research director. Craig has over three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development and has worked with DB2 since V1. You may know Craig from his popular books:
- DB2 Developer's Guide, 6th edition – containing more than 1500 pages of in-depth technical information on DB2 for z/OS
- Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, 2nd edition –the industry's only comprehensive guide to heterogeneous database administration. Additional details and information available at http://www.mullinsconsulting.com.