HelpSystems (now Fortra) Celebrates Four 2021 IBM Champion for Power Systems Accolades | Press Release

HelpSystems (now Fortra) Celebrates Four 2021 IBM Champion for Power Systems Accolades

Posted on February 4, 2021

Fortra Recognized for Extraordinary IBM i Advocacy and Mentorship, Redoubles Confidence and Commitment to IBM i

Minneapolis, 4 February, 2021Fortra today honors four team members who have led the charge in the IBM i community throughout 2020 and have been recognized as IBM Champions for Power Systems – an award extended to fewer than 100 IT professionals globally.

Recognizing their exceptional contribution in driving innovation and thought leadership for the global IBM i community, IBM identified key individuals whose exemplary contribution has pushed boundaries in the delivery and utilization of the platform among customers.

Kate Bolseth, CEO, Fortra, said, “Despite the considerable disruption that COVID-19 presented to business through 2020, IBM i proved business-critical time and again – and was quoted as the most reliable and robust platform by our customers, ensuring continuity and longevity throughout.

“IBM i has long been recognized as a platform for innovators and today Fortra redoubles its commitment to the platform. We are delighted that IBM has rewarded four key players from our team, whose dedication, expertise and passion for IBM i has delivered extraordinary support and growth for our customers throughout 2020”.

Fortra IBM Champions for Power Systems are recognized not only for their practical expertise in IBM technologies, but for their extraordinary advocacy and mentorship across the IBM i customer base and the internal technical team at Fortra.

Returning Champions:

  • Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President, Fortra, US
  • Robin Tatam, Director of Security Technologies, CISM, PCI-P, Fortra, US

New Power Champions:

IBM i education is top of mind for Champions

In addition to collaborating with other IBM Champions, Power Systems Champions from Fortra are passionate about brining IBM i education to users around the world. In addition to Tom Huntington’s work of publishing the annual IBM i Marketplace Survey, these Champions also lead an extensive live webinar program available to anyone across the globe.

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