IBM i Modernization: Strategies for Success - Richard Baird
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As technology evolves, IBM i systems are becoming difficult to maintain and inflexible to meet changing business needs. Many organizations are embarking on IBM i transformation and application modernization as part of a broader digital transformation strategy. However, IBM i modernization can be a complex, risky, expensive and lengthy process, involving a range of challenges such as cost, complexity, skills gaps, and risk of data loss. In this webinar, our experts will provide an overview of the main challenges of IBM i modernization and discuss best practices for addressing them. We will cover topics such as developing a clear modernization strategy, addressing legacy applications and skills gaps, mitigating the risk of data loss during migration, and overcoming resistance to change. This webinar is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for IBM i systems and are considering modernization.
Vice President and CTO
Since September 2021, Richard has been Vice President and CTO for Kyndryl’s Core Enterprise and zCloud Practice focusing on IBM Z and IBM i technologies and how Kyndryl’s customers can expand their adoption of new technologies on these platforms, including integrating with Hyperscalers.
Prior to this Richard was with IBM for 36 years where he held a number of Executive positions in IBM Global Technology Services and IBM Software Group. Where, among other roles he was the Development Executive responsible for the WebSphere Application Server; CICS; COBOL/PLI/RPG/HLASM compilers and IDE’s.
Richard holds an Honours BSc in Computing and Data Processing from Bradford University (UK) and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS).