Rocket Thought Leaders


Anjali Arora

Rocketeer Emeritus

Anjali Arora joined Rocket in 2017 as the company’s Chief Product Officer, responsible for driving Rocket’s product strategy and R&D roadmap. Prior to Rocket, she managed R&D for Oracle’s Health Sciences Global Business Unit, with responsibility for a portfolio of 40+ products and 600+ people in locations around the world.

Dan Magid

Rocketeer Emeritus

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

Rocketeer Emeritus

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.

Bryan Smith

CTO Emeritus

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."