Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. A thirteen-year president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on a number of teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored with Bryan Meyers a number of IBM i books that are used in many colleges, “Programming in ILE RPG” 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.
Other accomplishments include; recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, named 2013/2016/2017 IBM Champion Power Systems and the 2014 COMMON Presidents Award. Jim is the proud president of imPower Technologies founded in 2016. For the last 15 years, he has successfully equipped many students with the necessary tools to work on the IBM i platform. imPower Technologies will fulfill Jim’s longtime desire to broaden his reach to educate many more students on the IBM i platform.