CTO and Vice President, The PowerTech Group
John Earl is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, as well as a co-founder, of The PowerTech Group, a Seattle area software company that specializes in System i (AS/400) security. He has over 25 years experience with IBM midrange systems and security, has published numerous articles and columns for industry magazines, and serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Security for the IBM System i user group COMMON. A highly regarded speaker on OS/400 security, Earl has presented hundreds of System i security sessions at industry conferences and user groups all over the world. He is a three time winner of COMMON's Speaker Excellence award, and has also served on the board of directors of COMMON U.S.