Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a background in system and database administration. She currently works with several large clients to help develop, implement, and tune some of the world's largest and most complex DB2 databases and applications. Susan also conducts performance and availability audits to help clients reduce costs through proper performance tuning and ensure availability. She also writes articles and white papers, presents at user group meetings, and teaches a variety of DB2 courses. Susan is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and System z and an IBM Champion.