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IBM Champions Spotlight: Harald Murgas

By Namitha K posted Mon November 06, 2023 03:28 PM


Meet the Automation Champion Harald Murgas who is a Senior Solution Architect (IT Automation/AIOps) in PROFI Engineering Systems AG and became a Champion in the last year. His favourite product is Turbonomic, according to him “It’s a missing piece to make IT operations around modern business critical applications more efficient through a smart decision algorithm”. With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, he is a person who loves to create short LinkedIn articles around efficient automation features. 

Here is what he has to say about his rich career that he is so proud of: “I worked more than 10 years as IBM solution architect for German Stock Exchange and gained the role of an trusted advisor. Now 5 years later I knocked on their door again and briefly later I could start a Turbonomic Proof-of-Value working for PROFI. So my take is: Trust is earned hard, but will pay back for long 😉”

If he weren’t a part of the technology world, he probably would have been a carpenter- “I like working with wood, constructed my own outdoor BBQ station and spend their lot of relax and culinary value time beside work”.

IBM Champion nominations are now open, this is his comment to the prospects- “Choose your favourite IBM topic, note what you’ve done there over the last years and apply if you think you are ready!. We would be happy to win you for our great community!” 

Meet Harold in person for his session at the “Bank and Future” conference (November, Germany) along with Deutsche Boerse (German Stock Exchange), highlighting their joint Turbonomic Proof-of-Value approach to make capacity management more dynamic and automise their application resource management. 

Lightning round:

What would be your superpower and why? Flying like Superman: Would help to change perspective immediately and reach destinations in short time. 

Ice cream or cake? Cake

Cats or dogs? Dogs

Summer or winter? Both 

Morning or evening? Evening

eBook or paper book? eBook

TV shows or movies? Movies

A night out or a night in? Out

Cannonball into the pool or dip a toe in first? Cannonball 

Go-to karaoke song? “Don’t you, forget about me…” 

Drive or fly? Drive (beside flying like superman 😉 ) 

Connect with Harold in LinkedIn and Community page

Want to be a part of the community of IBM Champions? You can jump on the path through the IBM Rising Champions advocacy badge program or nominate to become a 2024 IBM Champion through the end of November 2023.









Thu December 14, 2023 10:21 AM

Hi @Wolfgang von Drews

you're right! While passive soccer is consuming a lot of time and emotions, I really stopped playing by myself (probably because my 19y old son is playing the far more high sophisticated soccer than I ever was able to.. ;-) 

Wed November 08, 2023 02:49 PM

Hi Champion Harald, 

I really look forward to meeting you at "Bank und Zukunft" in person - of course together with friends from Deutsche Boerse!

What I missed your comments was a statement about soccer ;-)