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Welcome the new Director of Development for Db2 for z/OS and Db2 Tools

By Namik Hrle posted Tue March 21, 2023 04:43 AM


To the Db2 for z/OS Community, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Haakon Roberts is assuming the role of Director of Development for Db2 for z/OS and Db2 Tools effective immediately.

Many of you are already familiar with Haakon and know that he has been a highly respected member and leader of the Db2 for z/OS Development team for decades. He possesses a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the entire Db2 ecosystem, its customers, development teams, and its history and culture. He is acutely aware of the critical role that Db2 plays in the ongoing success of the businesses that depend on it and the need for its continual improvement and evolution. Throughout his career, Haakon has been a passionate champion for ensuring that Db2 for z/OS remains the most reliable and sophisticated database management system in the world. This impressive set of credentials makes Haakon the obvious choice to take the reins of the Db2 for z/OS and Db2 Tools Development mission.

Please join me in congratulating Haakon in his well-deserved new role.

Namik Hrle
IBM Fellow and VP, zSystems Data and AI technology, OpenPages and Hyper Blue Start-ups Software

P.S. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Haakon, you can find out a little more about him and his career at IBM by reading his recently published profile.

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Wed March 22, 2023 03:37 PM

Congratulations Hakoon on well deserved recognition & promotion.