Speaker Bios

Troy Coleman is currently an IBM DB2 Advisor z/OS and brings a variety of skills focused around DB2 including product management, DB2 systems programmer installing and configuring DB2, application DBA, and application developer. Troy has been active in the DB2 community as a board member for the Chicago Midwest Database User Group (MWDUG) and former board member of IDUG as well as holding the prestigious title of IBM Information Management Champion from 2011-2015. He is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer specializing in DB2 database administration and application architecture with experience on many leading hardware platforms, including DB2 for z/OS, Windows, AIX, Solaris and Linux. Troy was the architect and lead developer of the first wireless database management software for DB2 UDB, PocketDBA, by Expand Beyond Corp.

Sheryl M. Larsen is a Sr. DB2 Product Specialist at BMC. Previously she worked for IBM, Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc., and Platinum Technology. She is known for her extensive expertise in SQL Tuning 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.

Jae Lee is an advisory software engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose. He has been a member of the DB2 z/OS Development team since 2005. He is a primary developer for SQL PL and has participated many SQL development projects. Recently, he has been dedicated to provide NoSQL support on DB2 z/OS.

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, 2010-2016 DB2 DBA, Database Design and Performance Management, Migrated DB2 V9-V11.