This is a personal blog discussing technology issues relevant to IBM Mainframe, z Systems or LinuxONE, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Analytics and Mobile as well as Linux from Ubuntu, Red Hat and SUSE. The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.

Who am I ?

My name is Steven Dickens and I am and IBMer responsible for global sales of IBM’s premier Linux and Open Source platform, LinuxONE. In his role, Steven serves as a subject matter expert in advocating, evangelising and championing adoption of LinuxONE in the fast-paced Cloud and Managed Service Provider, Linux and Open Source market segments. He has spent nearly 20 years in the Information Technology industry, with considerable experience in both hardware and software platformswith senior roles in: Offering Management, Marketing Specialist Sales and Client Management for organisations such as CA, HP and latterly for IBM.

I was a founding board member, former Chairperson and now the Chairperson of the Marketing Committee of the Open Mainframe Project a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project promoting Linux on the mainframe – www.openmainframeproject.org

I am an avid supporter of using social media tools to increase customer engagement and has spoken at various Social Media conferences on the subject of Social Media advocacy.  I use numerous social platforms to further awareness of IBM’s LinuxONE offerings and I am the Editor/Curator of the www.mainframedebate.com blog site.

IBM Email: Steven.Dickens@us.ibm.com

Twitter: @StevenDickens3

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenpauldickens

Blog: http://www.mainframedebate.com