Jim Michael may seem like an odd spokesperson for the zNextGen initiative. After all, he’s been working on mainframes for more than 20 years and has served on the SHARE board for five years.
The importance of a pipeline that continually delivers a well-trained, resourceful, and talented workforce is absolutely necessary to propel IBM's mainframe customers into the future. That fact cannot be understated. Interruptions in the flow should be expected over the course of many years.