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Jim BuckJim Buck's career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in college education and the manufacturing and healthcare industries. He is a past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association ( and has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, most recently Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition (2015).
Jim received the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award and the 2014 COMMON Presidents Award, and was named a 2013/2016/2017 IBM Champion - Power Systems. Jim is currently the president and founder of imPower Technologies (, where he provides professional IBM i training and consulting services. He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.