Barbara Brown is a confessed
system i bigot, devoted advocate for Service Oriented Architecture and
professional problem-solver. She served for 17 years as an IBM systems engineer,
specializing in mid-range systems and communications and authoring two books on
AS/400 communications. As the Director of Technical Services for Alliance
Systems & Programming, she continues to work as a jane-of-all-trades in the
system i world. She has served as program director for the Gateway/400 user group for
over 20 years.