Rocket Thought Leaders

Rocket Thought Leaders

Dan Magid

VP, Applications Development and DevOps & Chief Technologist,
IBM i Solutions

Daniel Magid is Rocket’s IBM i solution leader and Director of the Rocket Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and DevOps lab. Having started his career at IBM in 1981 in the midrange computer division, Daniel brings to Rocket Software more than 30 years of experience in the IBM midrange marketplace.

Jennifer Nelson

Managing Director

After serving in the US military, Jennifer attended the University of Texas while moonlighting as a DB2 admin. That role served as her gateway into mainframes, and for the last 20 years Jennifer has focused on business intelligence and analytics, and is a recognized expert on how high-powered analytics transform organizations.

Kyle Beausoleil

Senior Developer

Kyle Beausoleil is a 20-something engineer for Rocket Software. He has worked on a variety of projects on z/OS predominantly dealing with storage solutions. He often visits Massachusetts colleges attempting to reach out to students who have never considered a career on the mainframe and helps interns with the transition from the classroom to the office.

Bryan Smith

VP, R&D and Chief Technology Officer

Bryan Smith spent more than 25 years in the mainframe universe, including more than 20 years at IBM and seven at Rocket, where he was the company’s primary "mainframe evangelist."