Topic: Platform comparison - Why i?

Date:Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Meeting is in room 1505
Speaker:Richie Palma

Ever wonder how companies harness the massive performance of POWER8 along with the reliability and scalability of IBM i while remaining agile and competitive in a world dominated by mobile, analytics, and cloud? Let's face it, our line of business counterparts are demanding, and for good reason. The ability to quickly deliver innovative technology to the front lines of our businesses can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in our fast-paced economy.

In this session we will look at...

About the Presenter

Richie Palma

Richie loves helping people. It's as plain and simple as that. Having the ability to bring value whether that's through hard work and a little sweat, knowledge and experience, or even simply by connecting someone to a person that can fulfill their needs. His love for technology and helping people led Richie to a career in complex, high tech sales with Arbor Solutions Inc.

Richie has what some people would call a borderline obsession with the IBM Power Systems scale out family, running IBM i, AIX, and Linux on Power. He also enjoys working with the dev team to build out solutions around Application development services (PHP, RPG, & .NET) and the IBM Cognos Business Analytics stack of products.

Over the last couple years he has seen a high demand for Open source application development, Analytics, virtualization, high availability, and cloud Infrastructure Solutions. As a result much of his work has been focused on configuring solutions in these arenas.