• August 20, 2018

Keep a Fully Stocked IBM i Modernization Toolbox

In my job as the Vice President of all things IBM i at Rocket Software, I get to speak with IBM i users all over the world. The people I talk to are adding web and mobile interfaces to their IBM i applications, creating web service layers, restructuring their databases and modernizing their RPG code. […]

IMS

Anthem, IBM, and IMS Tools: What I Did at IBM InterConnect 2017

This week I attended IBM InterConnect 2017 in Las Vegas for the first time. Like all of my fellow Rocketeers who were there I had a great opportunity to spend several days with Rocket’s customers, partners, and peers to discuss the ways our industry is changing, growing, and helping businesses thrive in uncertain times. The […]

IBM zOS Connect

Awash in APIs at IBM InterConnect 2017

Maybe it was just my perspective, but IBM InterConnect 2017 had as much to say about the API Economy as it did about Cloud or Mobile. It is certainly to be expected when you consider that APIs have become the modern day Lego blocks to expedite delivery of new digital technologies. What particularly caught my […]

IBM InterConnect 2017

A Fond Farewell to IBM InterConnect 2017

As I write this on the flight back east from Las Vegas, I look back at another successful IBM InterConnect. As an IBM business partner for over two decades, I’ve attended many conferences.  But this one was particularly exciting. This week in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to meet with key business and technical leaders […]

Collaborative Mainframing

This week in San Jose, I attended my first SHARE conference, both as an attendee and as a speaker. Having grown up in the world of business intelligence and analytics, it was interesting to get an insight into the world of the mainframe – and to meet many of the world’s leading experts in this […]

SHARE

The Modern Mainframe

As CEO of Rocket Software I constantly think about modernization, which is why I’m in Silicon Valley this week for the SHARE conference – hosted by the world’s oldest enterprise IT user group. If that sounds like a fundamental disconnect, let me explain: I can’t remember a time when SHARE wasn’t on my radar. When […]

Blockchain in banking

Blockchain, banks and big iron

Banks don’t know where their money is. Think about that for a second. With so many ledgers and systems in place, no bank in the world knows exactly how much cash they have at any given moment – or exactly where it resides. That’s why they have to sync up all their systems every day […]

Yes! Someone disrupted my industry!

Innovation is hard. Disruptive innovation is even harder. So let’s face it, the company that is going to disrupt your entire industry will probably not be your own. But is that disruption really a threat or should it be considered an opportunity instead?   Hello data driven disruption! Traditional examples of innovative disruption talk about new physical […]