Julian is a highly experienced DB2 consultant with over 30 years relational database experience working with a number of clients within the insurance, telecommunications, banking, and manufacturing sectors. In that time he has gained a significant amount of practical knowledge in many aspects of IBM's Information Management products, including experience in application programming, database administration, technical architecture, performance tuning and systems programming. He has also managed large database support teams, DBA teams and systems programming teams. More recently, he has specialised in supporting large-scale implementations of SAP on DB2 for z/OS. Julian possesses excellent communication skills and regularly makes technical presentations to major DB2 events both in the UK and abroad, winning the Best Overall Speaker award at the 2000 International DB2 User Group meeting. He is also an IBM Gold Consultant, an IBM Red Book author, and IBM Data Champion and a regular instructor for IBM education classes throughout Europe. He is also a past President of IDUG (International DB2 User Group).