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Biographical Sketch: Alison works on the Power Systems Software Team which has responsibility for all of the various software product offerings for IBM i, whether on the Power or Blades Servers. Alison is an IBM Certified Consulting I/T Specialist; certified in Application Development, WebSphere and IBM i. In her present position, Alison is working with a variety of teams to develop strategic direction and offerings for developers on the IBM i. One of the IBM i strategic initiatives, the IBM i Developers Road Atlas is a key component of her current responsibilities. Having worked in the mid-range area for more than 25 years, Alison has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She has held a range of positions including field Systems Engineer, an instructor in Customer Technical Education, national support representative for IBM Canada, and Worldwide Technical Marketing support for the development tools and compilers from the IBM Toronto Laboratory. Alison is a regular speaker at user group meetings, technical conferences, COMMON events and IBM customers in many countries around the world. She holds numerous Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON North America.