Alison is an IBM Certified Consulting I/T Specialist. Her current position is System i Application Development Offering and Strategy manager for the System i Brand Team. Alison has worked in the mid-range area for more than 25 years holding a wide variety of positions at IBM, always specializing in the areas of application development and database. In her present position, Alison is working with a wide variety of IBM teams to develop strategic direction and offerings for developers on the System i. One of the System i key initiatives, the System i Developers Road Atlas is a key component of her current responsibilities. Alison is a regular speaker at technical conferences and COMMON conferences around the world and holds numerous Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON North America.
Debbie is the Technical Owner of System i Backup and Recovery in the Rochester, MN Development Lab. She is also a Senior Business Recovery Architect/Consultant with IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services. Debbie ensures the Backup and Recovery Solution meets the customer's requirements in capability and usability. She does actual Backup/Recovery testing using the new functions, products and publications. As a recognized expert on Backup and Recovery worldwide, Debbie enjoys sharing her knowledge by speaking at Common, Technical Conferences, Business Continuity and Resiliency Conferences, User Group conferences and writing for various magazines, books and websites.