COUNTDOWN TO IBM THINK WITH IBM CHAMPION JØRN THYSSEN
This year, a record-breaking number of Rocket employees were named as 2020 IBM Champions—13 to be exact. To celebrate our ongoing partnership with IBM, and our dedication to innovation, legacy technologies and legendary results, we want to highlight them.
Over the next weeks, we will count down to IBM THINK with each of the 2020 Champions, and celebrate what we love about our partnership with IBM!
What it means to be an IBM Champion: I’m honored that IBM recognizes my contributions to promoting IBM technology.
What I love about IBM: They keep staying relevant, even as technology trends change.
What I love about the IBM/Rocket Software partnership: I enjoy working as one team to solve customer challenges.
How do IBM products improve everyday lives? All of us have a daily touch point with the mainframe. In Denmark, where I live, the national MFA single sign-on solution, mobile payments, automated monthly payments, the replacement for traditional mail, and so much more all leverage IBM (mainframe) technology.
Favorite IBM product: IBM Db2 for z/OS, as it is the engine, but my favorite tool is IBM Db2 Administration Tool as I’ve used it since Day 1 (June 2001) in my professional career.
Favorite IBM project: Mainframe modernization, as it will be extremely important to make the mainframe more accessible for developers.
Favorite quote: “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” – Greg Lemond