Alan Bluck is a systems architect providing a broad range of services, with over 45 years of IT Experience. He has been a Solutions Architect for IBM for over 10 years. This year, he was elected an IBM Champion (2022). His experience includes high level technical design, through mentoring for code development and installation and configuration of IBM's core products. He is responsible for high-level analysis and configuration on existing and new IBM Systems. He is also responsible for mentoring and troubleshooting high-level systems and issues, ensuring that scheduled timelines are maintained and deadlines are met. He has over 45 years of software development experience in both Business and Scientific systems; 5 years' experience as a Project Manager / Analyst Developer, 11 years as a Software Development Manager for a team of 12 Software Engineers, 11 years as a Technical Consultant, 16 years as a Systems Architect and 5 years as the founding Director of ASB Software Development Limited. He has two recent IBM Certifications for "The IBM DataFirst Method" and "Hybrid Cloud 2016" courses. He has a B.Sc in Biochemistry from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and is a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP). He is also a British Computer Society (BCS) Digital IT Apprentice End Point Assessor (for Software Development).

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