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Jim Buck

Jim Buck
Jim is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM i online/onsite training ( He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.

Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35+ years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. 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, "Programming in ILE RPG" 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.
Other accomplishments include:
  • 2007 IBM System i Innovation (Education Excellence Award)
  • 2014 COMMON Presidents Award
  • 2013/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021 IBM Champion, Power Systems

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