Last Thursday (7 May 2009), IBM announced the second round of IBM Data Champions to join the original group of 23 non-IBMers who were awarded the honour last October. The new group of people includes Trevor Eddolls.
Full details of the awards can be found at ibm.com/software/data/champion/ along with a list of the Champions and more information about them.
From the profile of Trevor Eddolls we learn that he is a qualified teacher and has a BA. He has worked with IBM mainframes since 1979. He has written and delivered numerous IT-related training courses, and has chaired and been a guest speaker at numerous seminars and Webinars. For many years he was the editor-in-chief for Xephon’s highly regarded Update publications, which included CICS Update, MVS Update, DB2 Update, and many others. Trevor has written three books entitled VM Performance Management, Introduction to VM, and ASO: Automated Systems Operations for MVS.
In 2004 Trevor Eddolls set up his own company, iTech-Ed Ltd (www.itech-ed.com), which focuses on writing and editing about mainframe computing, as well as offering consultancy, training, and Web design and development. Trevor has had numerous articles published in various technical journals, including zJournal and Mainframe Executive, and on different Web sites such as TechieCrossing and AccountingWeb. He has also written a number of White Papers and internal documentation for various software vendors.
More recently Trevor has been responsible for the production and editing of the Arcati Mainframe Yearbook (www.arcati.com), which is described as the one-stop independent reference work for users of IBM mainframe systems. He also runs the Virtual IMS Connection (www.virtualims.com) Web site – the independently-operated vendor-neutral site run by and for the IMS user community. He chairs the regular Webinars and writes and edits the regular user group newsletter.
As well as mainframe expertise, Trevor is very familiar with PCs. He is a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor (MOS MI). As well as reading his blog, you can follow him on Twitter at t_eddolls.
Amongst his hobbies, Trevor lists hypnotherapy, playing guitar, swimming, and juggling. He also enjoys collecting whiskies.
You can read his full entry at ibm.com/software/data/champion/profiles/eddolls.html.
You can e-mail Trevor Eddolls at firstname.lastname@example.org