Bernie O’Connor is a Director of IT whose other roles included Application Developer, Development Manager, DBA, DBA Manager, Director of Technical Architecture, BI/DW/Analytics, Pricing Analytics, Computer OPS, System Programmers and Admins, and Web Services, M&A and Divestitures. Bernie is a member of the IDUG Speaker Hall of Fame, and served as IDUG North America Conference Chair (2005 – Denver), IDUG Board Member (2004-2009), and IDUG President (2007-2008). Bernie is active in the Midwest Db2 Users Group (mwdug.org), and with the Evanta CDO conference. Bernie’s industry experience includes Insurance, Banking, Publishing, Manufacturing and Distribution. Bernie taught over 4,500 students at De Paul University, and serves as a Senior Technical Advisor for an Educational Software Startup, The Purple Pen (www.thepurplepen.com). Bernie is an IBM Champion, helping other IBM customers succeed in using IBM Db2 and related software.