IBM Data Champion Program
Recognizing exceptional contributions to the Data Management community
I've been blessed with many friends and I'm happy to say that many of the IBM Data Champions are friends of mine! I know I'm not unique since likely most of us in the data community know these well-known, friendly, outgoing people! Beyond friendship, one of my primary connections with these people are books. Many, if not all, of these people are authors of retail books, IBM Redbooks, articles, courses, presentations, exams, forums, websites, blogs and more!
What exactly is a Data Champion?
Data Champions are objective experts. They have no official obligation to IBM. They simply share their opinions and years of experience with others in the field, and their work contributes greatly to the overall success of Data Management. For 2009, IBM honors the commitment of 88 individuals with a special designation — Data Champion — as a way of showing our appreciation for the time and energy these exceptional community members expend.
Check out our Data Champions!
In the photo above, I recognize Scott, Dave, Judy, Sheryl, and Julian. Check out the photos and profiles for each of the Data Champions....
Want to become or nominate a Data Champion?
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Books by Data Champions:
I've listed a few of the retail books that were recently published by one or more of our Data Champions. Many others acted as reviewers of these books and others not listed. I thank each and everyone of you for your help in building our retail book projected and want you to know that you are greatly appreciated for everything that you do!
Understanding DB2 9 Security by Rebecca Bond, Kevin Yeung-Kuen See, Carmen Ka Man Wong, and Yuk-Kuen Henry Chan (Hardcover - Dec 23, 2006)
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification: Certification Study Guide
by Roger E. Sanders and Dwaine R Snow (Paperback - Nov 3, 2008)
DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide by Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich (Paperback - Jan 1, 2008)
DB2 9 for Developers by Philip K. Gunning (Paperback - Mar 1, 2008)
DB2 Developer's Guide (5th Edition) by Craig S. Mullins (Paperback - May 21, 2004)
Judy Nall is also working on a book that is not yet listed on amazon.