The iSeries Blog

Feb 12 2009   2:01PM GMT

The return of Frank Soltis

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Frank Soltis, considered the grandfather of the AS/400 and all its various prequels and sequels, is back in the IBM System i scene. Soltis has been involved with the platform since it got its start 40 years ago with the System/38 and System/36, working as an engineer at IBM.

Late last year, Soltis retired from IBM as a chief scientist, mainly because the merger of the System i and System p platforms didn’t leave any room for someone to focus solely on the IBM i. Now he’s back, though, in an advisory role with Vision Solutions.

Soltis has joined the technical advisory board of Vision Solutions, which is one of the biggest software vendors on the IBM System i. He’ll be using his experience to help guide the company’s product strategies, and heading out on a three-date European tour talking about the future of the platform, and specifically, to talk about high availability on the System i, which is what Vision Solutions sells.

He’ll be in Milan on Feb. 24, then in Rome on Feb. 26 and Paris on Feb. 27. More information at the Vision Solutions site.

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