Topic: How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment

Date:Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time:6:00 EDT
Location:GoToMeeting Only
Speaker:Jim Buck
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Presentation:How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment

Education in today’s IT and Business Environment challenges both the Company and the employee. What skills are needed to provide for today’s (and tomorrow’s) business needs? How does the company and the employee deal with these challenges? How to decide; what to learn, how to learn and when to learn, when planning for future needs. These challenges differ depending on where a person is in their careers path. Jim discusses these challenges and more in this presentation. Great presentation for managers and employees!

  1. The question of being relevant?
  2. How to know… your relevancy
  3. Uh Oh… I’m not relevant (what to do)
  4. Business vs IT Skills – the Balance
  5. The Specialist vs the generalist – Let’s hire a consultant

About the Presenter

Jim Buck

Jim is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM i online/onsite training ( . He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals. Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 36 years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.

Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association ( and has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, “Programming in ILE RPG” 5th Edition being the latest in 2015. Other accomplishments include; recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, 2014 COMMON Presidents Award and named 2013/2016/2017/2018 IBM Champion – Power Systems.