• November 19, 2018

Congratulations to Joe Sacco for his Award-Winning Session at SHARE Sacramento!

As anyone who’s ever been to SHARE can tell you, the conference is usually a bit of a whirlwind. Keynotes, educational sessions, networking events, exploring the convention floor ­– there’s a lot to take in. That’s what makes it so impressive when a presentation stands out, whether for its display of innovative thinking or its ability to break down complicated mainframe concepts in an easily digestible way. I know that at every SHARE I’ve attended, I always see a few presentations that blow me away.

One of the reasons the quality of presentations at SHARE is so high is that the audience provides their honest feedback. It gives everyone strong motivation to put time into delivering high-quality presentations, because those that receive the highest ratings in their category receive the coveted Best Session award, complete with certificate and plaque. It’s a major professional accomplishment. 

I’m proud to share with you all that our very own Joe Sacco has just been awarded the Best Session for SHARE Sacramento, which was held earlier this year. His session, “IMS Administration Tool V1.1 – The Cockpit for Today’s IMS DBA,” was the top-rated vendor session in the Information Management Program. In addition to the certificate and plaque, Joe will be recognized on the Volunteer Recognition page on the share.org website and will also receive a Best Session Award-Winner badge on his SHARE profile.

For those of you that don’t know him, Joe is a senior director of software engineering at our Campbell lab. He’s worked on IMS and DB2 for more than a decade, and is a well-known thought leader in the mainframe community. Congratulations Joe!

This kind of award reaffirms what I love about SHARE and the mainframe community in general. Based on post-session evaluations from session attendees, these Best Session awards represent gratitude on behalf of the community for the value they received from the presentation. And like the individuals that work to create engaging, thought-provoking sessions, the businesses that comprise SHARE are invested in the mainframe community, too. Though our products might sometimes compete with each other, we all agree that what is good for mainframe is good for all of us.

Rocket is all about providing value to our customers, partners and those in the broader mainframe community. SHARE is one of the core pillars of that community, and we are proud to be a Premier Partner.

Andy Youniss

Andy Youniss 60 Posts

Andy Youniss co-founded Rocket Software in 1990 and continues to be the company's main driving force. Andy successfully established and actively manages Rocket's largest OEM partnerships and is guiding the company's growth through technology investments, acquisitions, new product lines, and strategic partnerships. Prior to founding Rocket Software, Andy was the development manager for DB View Inc., a software company specializing in DB2 database tools. Previously, he was a programmer/analyst at American Management Systems, and was also a project development consultant. Andy holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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