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IBM Champion Spotlight: Wendy Zemba

By Namitha K posted Thu October 19, 2023 04:36 AM

  

Meet Wendy Zemba who is a Data Protection Delivery Services Engineer at Converge Technology Solutions (Formerly Information Insights). She has been an IBM Champion for the last 4 years and has more than 15 years’ experience in various roles in the IT industry. Wendy’s favourite IBM product is IBM Guardium Data Protection and she says, “it’s the best-in-class technology for data protection which is my area of expertise”.

Wendy is passionate about building community engagements to help members to achieve professional success, and her success story is inspiring for a lot of people in the domain - “Making a change from a practitioner to a consultant was a dream I didn’t think would be possible. It’s a highly competitive space that used to require a significant amount of travel. Being a mother, regular travel isn’t something that I would consider. But COVID changed that landscape, so I took the opportunity and put myself out there. I was told that I was too soft spoken to survive the consulting world, but I fought that stigma and several years later, I’m thriving!”

Wendy is so passionate about the technology world that she can’t think of another “job” that she would rather have. She says, “My hobby is restoring antique furniture, so that would be the only other thing I would think of doing. 😊


Lightning round:

What would be your superpower and why? Being able to fly. I fly in my dreams and having it as superpower to transport myself (or others) anywhere would be pretty amazing.

Ice cream or cake? Ice Cream

Cats or dogs? Dogs

Summer or winter? Summer

Morning or evening? Morning

eBook or paper book? eBook

TV shows or movies? TV shows

A night out or a night in? Night in

Cannonball into the pool or dip a toe in first? Dip toe in first

Go-to karaoke song? Can’t sing, but I love to watch!

Drive or fly? Drive

Connect with Wendy in LinkedIn and Community page

Want to be a part of the community of IBM Champions? You can jump on the path through the IBM Rising Champions advocacy badge program or nominate to become a 2024 IBM Champion through the end of November 2023.

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Tue November 14, 2023 10:33 AM

 @Namitha K Great introduction!

Fri October 20, 2023 01:20 PM

I'm so glad we have Wendy as an IBM champion!