Michael Dewert is a IBM senior software Engineer and DB2 Consulting Specialist based in Germany, working for IBM DB2 z/OS development (Silicon Valley Laboratory). He has over 25 years of experience working with DB2 z/OS. Before joining IBM in 2001, he worked for large banking IT providers in Germany. He is experienced in DB2, IMS and z/OS system programming, client/server, parallel sysplex, DB2 data sharing implementations aiming for high availability and performance. He is also a co-author of IBM DB2 Redbooks and White Papers. Currently he works as a member of the DB2 z/OS Development SWAT team around John Campbell supporting customers across various industries and geographies.