Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership team, an Advisory Board member at Hofstra, Marist College, VCU, and NCAT Universities, an IBM Champion, and the consulting specialist for the Binghamton University ES2 Research Center. Len is also a 30 year IBM veteran. Len was a Senior Consulting Certified Sales Specialist for IBM Americas Linux Impact Team and a Certified IBM Systems and IT Specialist. He has vast experience with Data Center Design and Implementation, Linux, z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM, and their associated subsystems as well as with today’s emerging Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Security, and Social Media technologies. He was also the first member of the elite IBM Linux Impact Team formed in 2000. In this role, he specialized in Linux, Open Systems, Large Scale Virtualization, Object Oriented, LAN, and Web 2.0 technologies for the Financial Services and Banking Sector. Len is a key liaison in providing IBM customer requirements into the IBM Systems hardware and software labs and co-sponsors the IBM z Systems Executive Councils and User Groups across the East coast. He is also frequently sought after for presenting IBM's Systems Hardware, Software, Linux, Virtualization, and OSS Strategy and Directions at the IBM Executive Briefing Centers, IBM Linux Center of Competence, IBM Palisades Conference Center, IBM Hawthorne Research Center, IBM Top Gun Classes, International Conferences, Consultant Conferences, as well as to individual customers all over the world. He has established thousands of contacts at business, technical, and financial levels in public and private sector organizations worldwide.