Sunday had a great turnout at IOD! We saw lots of new and familiar faces, and enjoyed the festivities provided by IBM.
Craig Mullins spoke with Cristian Molaro for a few minutes. They discussed Cristian’s thoughts on the trends in programmer capabilities and work environments, DB2 features that might be most underutilized, and the biggest impediment to building efficient distributed DB2 systems.
Cristian Molaro is an independent consultant based in Belgium working in Europe for customers with some of the largest DB2 for z/OS and LUW installations. He is a regular presenter at international conferences and local user groups across Europe and North America. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree and a Master in Management Sciences, and is a coauthor of 5 IBM redbooks related to DB2. Cristian is part of the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee, where he works as the Presentations Team Leader, and Chairman of the DB2 LUW User Group BeLux. He has also been recognized by IBM as a Gold Consultant and an Information Champion.
Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant. He is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc; a principal with SoftwareOnZ, a mainframe software distributor; and the publisher and editor for The Database Site. Craig has more than two decades of experience in all facets of database systems development including developing and teaching DB2 and SQL Server classes, systems analysis and design, database administration and system administrator, and data analysis and modeling. He has worked with DB2 for z/OS since Version 1 and has experience working with other database technology including Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and IMS. Craig has worked in multiple industries including manufacturing, banking, commercial software development, education, research, utilities, and consulting.