About the Presenters
Brent Phillips, Managing Director, IntelliMagic
Brent Phillips is the Managing Director of IntelliMagic in the Americas. With a history of technology entrepreneurship, he started the IntelliMagic US operations in 2005. Brent has been working with enterprise software for over 30 years, starting in IT operations while in university and later as a systems programmer. He has been with IntelliMagic for 13 years and is now responsible for the IntelliMagic business in the Americas region.
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Charles Hinkle, Edge Solutions and Consulting
Mr. Hinkle has over 35 years’ experience in the I/T Industry with focus on System z technologies. 12 years’ experience as a mainframe systems programmer, followed by over 20 years at IBM, Mr. Hinkle works with companies in the design and deployment of resilient I/T systems. Mr. Hinkle led a team of senior mainframe architects at IBM for 15 years focusing on IBM’s GDPS platform and consults with companies around the globe on all areas related to I/T resiliency. Mr. Hinkle established a new mainframe division at Edge Solutions and Consulting in 2017 and is currently managing the same team of senior mainframe architects he led for 15 years at IBM.
Cheryl Watson, President, Watson & Walker
Cheryl Watson is President and co-founder of Watson & Walker and is known around the world for her passion and enthusiasm for IBM mainframes and the software that runs on them. She is most well-known for her z/OS (formerly MVS) newsletter, Cheryl Watson’s Tuning Letter, and for her work with both outsourcing providers and outsourced customers. Most recently, Cheryl has been focusing on optimizing the cost of z/OS by helping clients understand and exploit the available hardware, software, and pricing mechanisms.