• June 27, 2022


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! 

Name: Bob Bersano
Title: Senior Solutions Advisor
Length of time at Rocket Software: 15 years 

What it means to be an IBM Champion: I enjoy assisting and educating the IBM community on Db2 tools and how they can simplify common everyday work tasks. It is both an honor and a privilege to represent Rocket as an IBM Champion.

What I love about IBM: I love IBM’s innovative solutions and how they always remain on the cutting edge of technology.

What I love about the IBM/Rocket Software partnership: Our seamless working relationship.  I know I can count on my IBM colleagues when I need help assisting customers and they know they can count on me as well. 

How do IBM products improve everyday lives? When you go to the bank, buy insurance or make any financial investment, the chances are that these transactions are taking place on an IBM Z. The IBM Z is one of the most stable and secure environments, which should give everyone who does these types of transaction peace of mind, knowing their information and transactions are secure.

Favorite IBM product: I would have to say that my favorite IBM product is the IBM Z. I have worked on the IBM Z fro probably 25 of of my 35 year career. It has the stability and security that customers demand. 

Favorite IBM project: My favorite IBM project is my ongoing work on the IBM Db2 Recovery Expert product. I started as a software developer working on the product and have since moved into a Solution Advisor role supporting customers who are implementing the product. I love educating customers how important backup and recovery are to a business. Just one outage can cost customers millions of dollars, so it is an insurance policy that is worth the investment.

 Favorite quote: “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them that I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

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Rocket Software empowers organizations to create legendary impact in the world through innovation in legacy technologies. With deep expertise in IBM Z, IBM Power, and database and connectivity solutions, Rocket solutions power tens of thousands of global businesses, solving real problems and making real-world impact. With more than 70% of the world’s IT workload running on legacy platforms, Rocket helps companies and public-sector organizations innovate using the technology and data they already have, so they can always be ready for what comes next. Rocket customers include 44 of the Fortune 50, representing industries including Banking and Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Retail and Insurance. A Bain Capital portfolio company, Rocket is headquartered in the Boston area with centers of excellence strategically located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


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