Tony Pearson

2016-08-08

Current IBM Previous Tucson Fun and Adventures, Pearson Kurath Systems

Education University of Arizona

Summary

I am a public speaker that presents IBM storage products to clients, either at the Tucson EBC, at client locations, or conferences.


Experience


Master Inventor and Senior Managing Consultant

IBM

June 1986 – Present (30 years 3 months)

In his current role, Tony presents briefings on storage topics covering the entire System Storage product line, Tivoli storage software products, and topics related to Cloud Computing. He interacts with clients, speaks at conferences and events, and leads client workshops to help clients with strategic planning for IBM’s integrated set of storage management software, hardware, and virtualization products.


Tony writes the “Inside System Storage” blog, which is read by hundreds of clients, IBM sales reps and IBM Business Partners every week. This blog was rated one of the top 10 blogs for the IT storage industry by “Networking World” magazine, and #1 most read IBM blog on IBM’s developerWorks. The blog has been published in series of books, Inside System Storage: Volume I through V.


Over the past years, Tony has worked in development, marketing and customer care positions for various storage hardware and software products. Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Arizona. Tony holds 19 IBM patents for inventions on storage hardware and software products.

Master Inventor and Senior Software Engineer

IBM

June 1986 – Present (30 years 3 months)

Presenting to clients at the IBM Tucson Executive Briefing Center, facilitating design workshops, and presenting at Conferences and Events.

President and Owner

Tucson Fun and Adventures

January 2009 – December 2009 (1 year)Tucson, Arizona Area

Organized 25-30 social events per month for active singles in the Tucson area.

Co-founder

Pearson Kurath Systems

1981 – 1986 (5 years)Tucson, AZ

Co-founder of Software Development firm

Certifications


IBM developerWorks Accredited Author(Link)IBM

IBM

Starting May 2015

Education


University of Arizona

University of Arizona

MS, Electrical Engineering

1986 – 1990

Although starting at the University of Texas at Austin, Tony completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Arizona.

Activities and Societies: Lambda Chi Alpha

University of Arizona

University of Arizona

BS, Computer Engineering

1981 – 1986

Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Arizona.

Activities and Societies: Lambda Chi Alpha

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Computer Engineering

1982 – 1982

Worked on Pascal Compiler

Activities and Societies: Debug testing for Pascal Compiler

Publications

Inside System Storage: Volumes I through V(Link)

Lulu Publishing

In this series of five books, Tony has provides his blog posts with behind-the-scenes commentary on what was going on inside IBM during various years of deveIopment of storage products.

Volunteer Experience & Causes


Coach for Mindstorms Lego robot building by team of 4th graders

Catalina Foothills School Dist

Taught 20 students how to program in "C" programming language to control robots built to meet weekly challenges.

Languages

English Spanish

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