Jim Buck is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM i online/onsite training. Jim is active in the IBM i community, working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.
Jim's career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in college education and the manufacturing and healthcare industries. He was president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association for 13 years and has served on a number of teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, "Programming in ILE RPG" 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.
Jim received the IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award in 2007 and the COMMON Presidents Award in 2014. He has been named an IBM Power Champion in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.