December 20, 2017
Webcast: Failure to Modernize – The Real Cost!
Speaker: Jim Buck, imPower Technologies
Price: Free for Members, $99 for Nonmembers
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central
In 2008, Jim wrote an article for COMMON called A Perfect Storm. This article discussed the low enrollment rates for Information Technologies classes in the United States. Fast forward to 2017, Information Technology education in colleges has made a comeback. Now there is a shortage of qualified young IT professionals with enterprise skills.
The shortage of young IBM i professionals will be a significant challenge to you and your company. Learn what your company needs to do to access to the next generation of IBM i professionals. Jim will discuss what will attract young IT professionals to your company and how your company can be assured that there are young people trained in the technologies needed for the future. This shortage will affect careers and the bottom line.
About the Speaker
Jim Buck is the president and founder of imPower Technologies, where he provides professional IBM i training (online and in-person workshops) and consulting services. He is active in the IBM i community, working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.
Jim’s career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in college education, manufacturing and healthcare industries. He is the Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide. The latest is Programming in ILE RPG, 5th Edition.
Other accomplishments include: recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, 2014 COMMON President’s Award and named IBM Champion – Power Systems for 2013/2016/2017.