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April Remote Presentation
Welcome Jim Buck

Failure to Modernize - The Real Cost!

      In 2008; Jim wrote an article for COMMON called the “A Perfect Storm” This article discussed the low enrollment rates for Information Technologies classes in the United States. Fast forward to 2016, 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 assure 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 of your company. This shortage will affect careers and bottom lines companies.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00

Failure to Modernize - The Real Cost! - begins at 1:00
    Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. A thirteen year president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on a number of teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored with Bryan Meyers a number of IBM i books that are used in many colleges, "Programming in ILE RPG" 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.
    Other accomplishments include; recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, named 2013/2016 IBM Champion Power Systems and the 2014 COMMON Presidents Award. Jim is a programming instructor at Gateway Technical College and is active in the IBM i community working to help students, colleges and companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.

Please join us at Spazio's for our April meeting.  To register for the event RSVP by noon on April 10th.  Free to members and $25 for extra attendees from member companies and $40 for non-members. 

Gateway/400 members - if you cannot attend, but would like to join us via remote, sign up here for Remote RSVP.  Details will follow.

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