I am an IBM Gold Consultant!

I’m excited to announce a huge milestone, for myself personally, and for TeamSWAMI. I was recently accepted into IBM’s Gold Consultant program, there are around 40 Gold Consultants worldwide.

IBM’s Gold Consultant program recognizes independent consultants from all over the world. This elite group uses their expert knowledge to help clients navigate data and analytics initiatives using IBM’s tools and technologies. It’s an honor to be recognized for my strong consulting and technical skills with the IBM Gold Consultant designation. Read more

Team SWAMI’s culture and the secrets of a high-performing team

When the news of my resignation and plans to launch my own firm became public, many people reached out to provide support and perspective. Their engagement influenced my focus prior to the firm’s mid-September launch. Although my offerings have evolved, one thing has stayed consistent:  My desire to build a healthy and open culture where team members grow, thrive and solve complicated problems. I knew an emphasis on culture would always be a pillar of Team SWAMI’s approach to business. Read more

Why I created Team SWAMI

As I researched starting Team SWAMI, I spent a significant amount of time thinking about my background and the potential needs of the market. For many years, the IBM zDesign Council, BMC Mainframe Executive Council and technical conferences focused some agenda topics on the growing need for mainframe talent.

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