Michael has 32 years of experience in the industry, most of which has been related to the IBM mainframe and the last 18 of which has been spent at IBM. During the nineties he spent 5 years at Candle Corporation where he specialised in Db2 performance and tuning and presented on two occasions at IDUG. His current role is focused on Analytics on the mainframe, including the Db2 engine, machine learning and data virtualisation technology. His favourite pastime outside work is fell walking in the Lake District: in 2016 he completed a seven year programme of visiting all 214 "Wainwright" summits. Earlier this year he walked the first 60 miles of the Coast to Coast walk, which he plans to continue over the next two years.