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#ISWInsight - Jared Roberts - IBM Champion - Welcome to ISW!

I have been enjoying reading the blog series from one of our great Kudos Boards partners in Europe -panagenda - called #panagendaPride. Danny Klaus has been doing a regular post about his team members, what they do, and what their interests are (great work Danny). I know a lot of the panagenda team and consider many of them good friends so it is always great to learn more about them.

So in the spirit of immitation is the best form of flatery, I have decided to give it a go myself and start a similar series on the great team at ISW - #ISWInsight

And to kick it off I am very excited to announce the latest member at ISW - Jared Roberts - Senior Software Engineer. I have known Jared in the IBM Collaboration community for many years, and had quite a few beers over that time. Last year Jared was nominated as an IBM Champion for Collaboration so we are pumped to have Jarod join the team at ISW. We also have a common love of grilling meat on the weber so I am sure we will have a few good cookups over the years ahead!

1) What’s your name and what exactly do you do with ISW?

 Jared Roberts - Senior Software Engineer. I have just joined ISW as part of the national consulting team - providing expertise in Collaboration & Cloud Technologies. I'll be involved in IBM Connections, Portal, Sametime, Notes/Domino, WebSphere, SoftLayer, ISW's Cloud42 platform & Innovation/Modernisation offerings - and anything else that is thrown at me! Really looking forward to it!

2) Any random facts you could share with us?

I the drummer for Desecrator - heavy metal band from Melbourne. I can play 4 instruments. I'm a Dad of 2. I'm a pretty handy BBQ cook. I'm generally terrible at all sports.

3) Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

 I'm a bit of a plane nerd and have a quiet appreciation for commercial aviation and engineering.. ask me about it and we'll talk for hours... I've no idea why... it's just a thing.

4) Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?

Yosemite National Park in California. One of the most stunning places on Earth. The Sequoia Trees are spectacular! 

5) What is the first concert you attended? 

I've been going to concerts my whole life so I can't remember the first... but the BEST was AC/DC - Rod Laver Arena in 2003. Although I've seen them 3 times since then - that was a stand-out - great vibe, band was rocking, and LOUD!

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