IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 35

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"When you find yourself working in an
environment that doesn't allow you to
realize your potential, realize the situation
is only temporary and visualize where
you want to be."
-Lisa Bock, assistant professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology

KARLA ARNDT

LISA BOCK

Team Leader, IBM z/OS
Runtime Diagnostics and
Predictive Failure Analysis
Rochester, Minnesota

Assistant Professor,
Pennsylvania College
of Technology
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Early in
her 29-year
career at IBM,
Karla Arndt
was convinced
management
was the right path for her and
moved into a first-line management job. To her surprise, she
discovered it wasn't her calling
and returned to the technical side
of the business, never looking
back. Today, as a z/OS* developer,
Arndt designs and implements
code on components full time.
A few years ago, she was asked
on short notice to teach a full-day
z/OS class to IBM clients and
other IBMers. Relatively new to
z/OS at the time, Arndt studied
hard to fill in the knowledge gaps
so she could intelligently answer
questions during the class. She
succeeded and has since taught
the class in 10 countries.
Arndt believes it's imperative
to be authentic and true to your
values in both your personal life
and your work. "You'll always be
focused on what's most important and doing the best things
you can for everyone involved,
including yourself," she says.

Lisa Bock is
a security
ambassador
who has spent
20 demanding years
in IT. An assistant professor,
award-winning national conference presenter and author at
Lynda.com, Bock has published
12 courses in IT and security with
participants in over 89 countries.
To keep current in a rapidly
changing IT world, she immerses
herself in new or unknown technology. For example, in 2004 she
discovered the network protocol
analyzer Wireshark, formerly
Ethereal, and became intrigued
by the technology. As a result,
she spent many years becoming a
packet analysis expert.
For advice, Bock says, "When
you find yourself working in an
environment that doesn't allow
you to realize your potential,
realize the situation is only
temporary and visualize where
you want to be. If you can see
your future in a better light, it
will happen. Don't give up or give
in. Remember everything ends-
both the good and the bad."

I began my business career at
Brown University's physics department as a technical writer. Stints
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healthcare and supply chain/
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resiliency needs, drive development of software to achieve better
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companies to improve storage
management.
I've traveled the world, and the
one thing I know for certain is we
steward more data than ever with
24-7 availability and there are fewer
resources to manage it. My goal is
bringing awareness and the ability
to manage ever-increasing storage,
close the gap in batch processing
and make the mainframe practitioners' job easier.

Rebecca M. Levesque
President and CEO,
21st Century Software
Rebecca has 20 years' experience
helping companies mitigate risk
within BC/DR and storage management strategies to recover the
critical information immediately
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016

Editor's Desk: Mastering their craft
IBM Perspective: Expanding mainframe ecosystem creates opportunities for Gen Z
Partner PoV: Workplace Diversity: Attract the best talent by encouraging more options for women
IT Today: Financial Feasibility: IBM Global Financing designs customized solutions for technology investments
Currents: Giving Data Structure: Find the right database management systems to maximize information
Case Study: Investing in a Difference: Primerica Life Insurance Co. improves processing and performance
Cover Story: Sparking Student Interest: IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship exposes top students to analytics and data storage
Feature: The Modern Mainframer: The IBM z platform attracts recent grads to its orbit
Women in Tech: Taking a Seat at the IT Table: Women meet challenges, savor successes in the IT field
Tech Corner: Get in the Cloud: z/OS solutions can connect to the cloud through REST interfaces
Solutions: API Integration Platform 3.0, OpenLegacy; Ivory Service Architect V5.1, GT Software
Stop Run: Code Your Own Way: High school girls take charge of their futures
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Linux on z Systems E-book
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mastering their craft
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - IBM Perspective: Expanding mainframe ecosystem creates opportunities for Gen Z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Partner PoV: Workplace Diversity: Attract the best talent by encouraging more options for women
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - IT Today: Financial Feasibility: IBM Global Financing designs customized solutions for technology investments
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Currents: Giving Data Structure: Find the right database management systems to maximize information
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Case Study: Investing in a Difference: Primerica Life Insurance Co. improves processing and performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover Story: Sparking Student Interest: IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship exposes top students to analytics and data storage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Feature: The Modern Mainframer: The IBM z platform attracts recent grads to its orbit
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Women in Tech: Taking a Seat at the IT Table: Women meet challenges, savor successes in the IT field
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 38
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Tech Corner: Get in the Cloud: z/OS solutions can connect to the cloud through REST interfaces
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Solutions: API Integration Platform 3.0, OpenLegacy; Ivory Service Architect V5.1, GT Software
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Stop Run: Code Your Own Way: High school girls take charge of their futures
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Linux on z Systems E-book
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L11
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L16
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - SE3
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