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Despite both being UK based, I met you more times at the Garden Inn, Los Gatos, than in the office!
Congratulations on your retirement. We are going to miss you a great deal, most certainly the DB2 team will, most certainly other Z teams like CICS will, and most certainly the customers will.
Thank you for your help and advice over the years. I am glad that I was also able to help you out from time to time, as your go to CICS person when it came to issues more CICS centric than DB2.
Here's wishing you a long and happy retirement. Maybe our paths may cross in the UK some time.
Congratulations John! Wishing you all the best in your retirement. Your expertise will be greatly missed. Fortunately I have many of your very educational presentations to refer back to when needed. Enjoy your retirement!!
Many knew this day was coming, but likely only you were actually looking forward to it. To say you will be missed is gross understatement.Thank you for so many things over the years - the technical expertise, the mentorship, the candor, and the humor.All the best to you and your family. Cheers!-Brandon
John,You’re a true professional who’s shown by example that excellence is something to aim for daily. You inspire everyone around you to be more. Your hard work, dedication and achievement may never be matched. Thank you for everything you have contributed to IBM, our customers and to those of us who have benefited from your valued counsel and friendship.
I wish you good health, delight, and success as you move forward in life. When one believes that they have come to the end of something, we often find that we are just beginning something even better. Congratulations on your retirement and Welcome to the Club!
Best wishes to you on your retirement!
It is hard to summarize one’s life and career so expansive as yours.
So instead of a poorly performing tablespace scan, a FTB using a cache-friendly optimized in-memory structure to accelerate index-tree traversals provided these rows…..
- A trusted advisor to our firm, we have benefited immensely from your extraordinary talents, tales and experience.
- Standing tall and firm to ensured we did the right thing – not always easy.
- One who has touched many lives.
- Celebrate with all on your extraordinary career and wish you and family the very best.Tim Sharp
John, congratulations on your retirement! Thank you ever so much for everything - your Db2z expertise, wisdom, stories, and friendship. You will be missed tremendously!
All the best,Shu
Congratulations John C on your retirement! Your customer interaction and insights that you bring in will be missed by Db2/z.
All the best wishes for the next phase of life!
Regards, Madhavi Amirneni
Congratulations John on your retirement! You are really well-known in Db2 with your expertise. Thank you so much for what you have done for Db2. We will miss you.
Have a wonderful retirement!
All the best to you John on your retirement. I'll never forget your visit to IBM Palisades to give a client a Db2 preso and what that turned into.
Anthony is right, almost. You shouldn't be sharing, I think you deserve a mountain of your own! Cheers!
Thank you for all your support over the last few decades. It’s been a privilege to witness truly inspiring and inclusive leadership.
Many congratulations and all the best for the future.
John, Thank you for sharing so much knowledge and support over the years. The Db2 z/OS Master Class was especially invaluable and I enjoyed getting to know you during that week. Your sense of humor never disappointed. Congratulations on retirement! I wish you many years of happiness!Michelle
John, You will be missed. I have enjoyed working with you and thank you for all the advice and guidance you have given the Progressive DB2 Team over the years. It has always been a privilege to be part of the JC Social Circle Club. Congratulations on your retirement and take care!! Mike Tobe
JC, congratulations on a well-deserved retirement! You have always been special and have meant so much to so many people over your long career. You have always given your support, big heart and technical knowledge to so many colleagues, friends and customers over the years as a major face of Db2 and certainly you will be added to the Mount Rushmore of Db2. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me over the years as a mentor, boss and most importantly a friend! I wish you all the best and happiness in your retirement and I will miss your dearly. Anthony