Robin Tatam


Director of Security Technologies

Eden Prairie, MN

Robin Tatam joined HelpSystems’ PowerTech division in 2009 extending an AS/400 and IBM i consulting career that extends more than a quarter century. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has consulted with domestic and international clients on security and compliance issues, rising rapidly to the top tier of IBM i security experts. He also has a strong background in midrange application development (RPG, CL, CGI) as well as systems administration.

Mr. Tatam co-authored the IBM Redbook on System i data encryption and earned a seat on the “Panel of Experts” at the iNSIGHT Security Conference in Las Vegas. Robin is an award-winning presenter of IBM i security content, a subject-matter-expert (SME) and inductee in COMMON’s “Speaker Hall of Fame”, and a popular guest presenter at user group events around the country. Published in numerous magazines—including full-feature technical articles in Midrange Computing and MC Press Online—he’s the author of dozens of IBM i security articles and white papers. As a prominent thought-leader on IBM i security, Robin has been interviewed on IBM i security trends by ComputerWorld and DV Dialog magazine, and recognized on IT Jungle’s list of “Top 10 Best IBM i Blogs.” In 2014, ISACA recognized Robin as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) attesting to his professional and personal investment in security and compliance.

Mr. Tatam’s experience has culminated in more than 20 professional certifications on IBM i.

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