Bob Palermo, IBM
Bob Palermo has over 20 years of experience in the IT storage industry. After working for a local VAR representing NetApp storage, Bob spent the next 15 years working at NetApp, Dell-EMC and IBM. Bob has consulted with and advised some of the largest customers in the world including JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity Investments, Beckton Dickinson, The FBI, Dept. of Labor, Penn State U, Boston University and many other well-known institutions.
Jim Chachus, IBM
Jim Chachus has over 20 years of experience in IT Sales. After owning companies focused on supply chain solutions in the US and Singapore, Jim joined Oracle selling storage solutions to the Federal Government and their ecosystem of partners. Jim joined IBM with a focus on the financial services market and now represents IBM in the commercial space supporting New England and Upstate NY clients.
Michael Bates, IBM
Michael Bates is a well-known and respected Storage Sales Trusted Advisor here in the Northeast. Michael has spent much of his high-tech career with Fortune 500 companies: IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Samsung and Hitachi Ltd. His specialties are in Storage, Networking and Cloud Based Solutions. Michael has been on numerous Vendor-Partner Boards, and has spoken at major Partner and Client Conferences and Events.
Pete Massiello, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, and IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBM’s certification test-writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i design, administration, LPAR, virtualization, implementation, and HMC management.