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Sun volunteers in the SHARE
IBM Z user group, and regularly
speaks at SHARE and IBM Technical University (TechU), where
she promotes IBM Z. She wants to
involve younger professionals in
the mainframe to demonstrate the
value of the platform.
BMC Software was one of
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IBM z15™ as part of the early ship
program. Sun's team develops
systems management software that
can help to automate and simplify
the management of the IBM z/OS®
environment. She believes IBM Z
will evolve to become a system
necessary for any business, with a
more secure platform and the capability to support workloads of any
size. She's honored to be selected
as a Champion, and is excited to do
more to promote IBM Z.

Reg Harbeck
Reg Harbeck is a chief strategist at
Mainframe Analytics Ltd., located
in Fort Langley, British Columbia.
He hosts the zTalk podcast
(bit.ly/2A2Kbo2), writes articles
and blog posts on IBM Z technology,
gives both in-person and virtual presentations, mentors those
new to the platform, and teaches
courses about IBM Z technology,
especially IBM z/OS and systems
connected to it.
(Ä$ÆÉÇÃ'%&î %ÉÈÃÄÃÄ%ter's degree with a thesis titled
"The Humanity of the Mainframe."
He's passionate about reconnecting the deepest aspects of community to our understanding of
technology. He believes that we
will see more mainframe capacity
growth with the continued growth
of Linux® on the platform, including IBM z/OS containers. He sees
the platform as becoming the
highest-performing, most secure,
and most cost-effective business
computing platform available.
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Champion from Canada, and wants
to take this opportunity to renew
Canadian mainframe culture.
Chad Rikansrud
Chad Rikansrud is the director
of North American Consulting
Services with BMC Software. He
believes that the world needs the
scalability, resiliency and stability
for core applications that IBM Z
provides. Working with IBM z/OS, he
has found that IBM Z runs the most
complex and dependable applications for the largest companies.
Rikansrud's company designs
tools to help companies automate
the discovery of security vulnerabilities, operated by people who
have less experience with IBM Z as
a platform.
He's happy to be recognized for
his support of the IBM Z platform
and to be included in such an accomplished group of his peers.
Sebastian Wind
Sebastian Wind works in system
design for DATEV eG, a services
provider for taxes, accountants
and attorneys based in Nuremberg, Germany. Working on a batch
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that IBM Z provides the security,
scalability and reliability necessary
to satisfy customer demands. His
company stays on the cutting edge
of IBM Z by looking into every new
IBM feature and adopting the ones
that best meet business needs.
Wind is part of a network of
young professionals at his company
called zTalents. Outside of work, he
promotes education about mainframes in universities. He works at
the local university in Nuremberg
to help them build and maintain
mainframe courses. His next big
project will be to install an IBM
zEC12 donated by a German consultancy to a university in Leipzig.
Wind's favorite thing about
IBM Z is the community around
it. He has met many great people

Meet Dusty
Rivers: 11-Time
IBM Champion
As an 11-time IBM Champion,
Dusty Rivers knows a thing or
two about the IBM Z® platform. In fact, he's worked on
the system for 43 years!
"Given my experience,
I know how important it is to the
lifeblood of companies," he
says. "In the past, it was seen as
older technology, but that's no
longer the case. Recently it's
seen a resurgence."
As director of Z systems at
GT Software, Rivers works with
global companies to API-enable their IBM Z systems. Many
use IMS® and CICS® systems
for their core applications and
he helps them create complex APIs to weave into their
new architectures.
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continues to advocate for
the mainframe as the SHARE
program manager of the
IMGT Program. He also enjoys
attending sporting events and
spending time with his family.
Rivers is humbled to be
named an IBM Champion
for 11 consecutive years. "It
means that years of hard work
and advocacy have been
recognized. I hope to conQHFWÃDQGÃLQÁXHQFHÃWKRVHÃWKDWÃ
are new to the platform for
years to come," he says.

Dusty Rivers

Director of Z systems,
GT Software
Dusty has worked on the IBM Z
platform for 43 years. He also
enjoys spending time with his
six grandchildren.
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From the editor
Currents: IBMer Megan Hampton helps teach African refugees how to code
Currents: Introducing 2020 first-time IBM Z Champions
Currents: Solutions
Partner POV: How to build a modern mainframe computing workforce
Cover Story: Enhancing Cloud Computing: IBM and Red Hat combination provides advances to help IBM Z clients embrace open computing environments
Feature: Cloud Native Development Packaged in a Self-Service Platform: IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces helps close the skills gap, improve productivity and speed time to market
TECH Showcase: Learn about the winners of the 2019 Master the Mainframe competition
Hot Topics: IBM's ServerPac installation using IBM z/OSMF streamlines software management
Tech Bits: Why applications should drive your infrastructure requirements
Tech Bits: Ask the expert: The IBM z/OS Container Extension trial feature
Beyond the Box: Megan Hampton advocates STEM education
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Partner POV: How to build a modern mainframe computing workforce
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Cover Story: Enhancing Cloud Computing: IBM and Red Hat combination provides advances to help IBM Z clients embrace open computing environments
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Hot Topics: IBM's ServerPac installation using IBM z/OSMF streamlines software management
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Tech Bits: Why applications should drive your infrastructure requirements
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Tech Bits: Ask the expert: The IBM z/OS Container Extension trial feature
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Beyond the Box: Megan Hampton advocates STEM education
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