The maximum number of individuals on the CAAC is sixteen.
- Up to four people on the CAAC can be business partners, ISVs or consultants.
- Their role is to represent their clients, not their business
- One person on the CAAC will represent the IT education community
- Remaining CAAC members represent their own company
- The individual’s company uses IBM i as its primary computing platform
- This group should have a balance of business, management, hardware and software skills
- A maximum of two members of the CAAC may also be on the COMMON Board of Directors
CAAC members serve a two-year term, which is renewable based upon active participation. All members are required to sign a confidential non-disclosure agreement and are expected to attend two face-to-face meetings per year and two conference calls per month.
When recruiting new members, the CAAC looks for individuals with the following characteristics:
- General IT knowledge
- General business knowledge
- Leadership qualities
- Vision for the future in IT terms
- Vision for the future in business terms
- Presentation qualities
- Availability to be away from office/home for two days twice a year
The following are the list of CAAC membership requirements:
- Be a member of COMMON and approved for membership in CAAC by the CAAC membership and the COMMON board
- Sign a Feedback Program Agreement (FPA) between employer and IBM
- Attend at least 1 of every 3 consecutive COMMON conferences
- Participate in CAAC meetings, both Face-to-Face and conference calls
- Attend at least 2 of every 3 consecutive CAAC Face-to-Face meetings with IBM – lately have been in Rochester, MN
- Attend monthly CAAC business meetings – typically the first Tuesday of the month at 10am CST
- Participate in at least one CAAC RFE Subgroup (AppDev, Db2IFS, SysAdmin) – these meet monthly, typically on a Tuesday at 10am CST
- Be an active team member, willing to learn, ask questions, and give feedback to IBM
- Represent and advocate for the IBM i SMB community in America
When the CAAC is in need of new members, it is COMMON’s discretion to interview candidates for a final choice or to judge them on the basis of their application. The list of selected candidates and their applications will be submitted to IBM for final approval.