JIM ELLIOTT
Consulting Sales Specialist—System z, zChampion, Linux Champion

Company—
IBM Canada Ltd.

Years in IT—
41+

My first mainframe job—
I was an application developer for Canada's Defence Research Establishment (Pacific) in 1972.

My favorite mainframe attribute—
It's 45 years of virtualization (and 40 years of VM). I joined IBM in June 1973 in the Vancouver Computing Centre, and in 1974 we installed a S/370-145 to run VM/370 (announced on August 2, 1972), and I was the systems programmer. I have been working on "real" VM ever since to today's z/VM.
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