Jim Elliott

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Jim works as a consultant at GlassHouse Systems Inc. supporting their mainframe (IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE) customers across Canada and the USA.
He spent most of his nearly 43 year career at IBM in technical roles and from 1992 had been the Product Manager for the mainframe operating systems in Canada. From May 1998 to December 2001 he was a mainframe Product Manager for IBM Americas where he led the launch of Linux on the mainframe. From January 2002 to May 2007 he was the Linux and Open Source leader for IBM Canada and then moved to mainframe sales in May 2007. He took on his final role at IBM as Canadian mainframe technical sales leader in January 2015 and retired in January 2016.
He is a graduate of the BC Institute of Technology, has co-authored over 20 IBM Redbooks, and is a speaker on information technology across the US and Canada. Jim is also the Virtualization Project Manager in the Linux/VM Program at SHARE. He splits his time between Toronto, Ontario and Vittoria, Ontario.