Robert’s Db2 for z/OS Blog

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Session title: Robert’s Db2 for z/OS Blog: Best of the Blog, Volume 1

Session abstract: I started blogging about Db2 for z/OS back in 2007, while working as an independent consultant, and launched my current blog, “Robert’s Db2 blog,” when I rejoined IBM in 2010. That blog gets a lot of page views, and has been enthusiastically received by people in the Db2 for z/OS user community. In this session, I’ll present material drawn from selected entries in my Db2 blog – posts for which reader feedback has been especially positive, and entries that cover topics that I find to be particularly interesting. This is the first time that I have done a Tridex session based on my blog – I hope that attendees will find it to be worth their time.

Speaker biography: Robert Catterall is a Senior Consulting Db2 for z/OS Specialist. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company’s DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, a member of IDUG’s Speakers Hall of Fame, and was one of IBM’s inaugural Information Champions. He presents frequently at conferences, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at