Parwez Hamid has been an Executive IT Consultant with the IBM Systems Group and a Technical Staff member of the IBM UK Technical Council. During the past 44 years he has worked in various IT roles within IBM including working with many of IBM’s Z clients, mainly introducing new technology. Currently, he works as a Consultant for IBM Z Education in the USA. Parwez has co-authored 16+ ITSO Redbooks publications and was an instructor for the Worldwide ITSO Workshops. Parwez works with the IBM Z product development community in Poughkeepsie and he now prepares technical education material for the worldwide announcement of future IBM Z servers. Parwez continues to teach and present at IBM user group and internal conferences..