IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - December 2017 - 32
X STEPHANIE RABBANI
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NAME: Stephanie Rabbani TITLE: Senior consultant, lead problem fixer; Fresh Faces of IBM i member COMPANY NAME: Seiden Group
COMPANY'S FUNCTION: Consultants HEADQUARTERS: Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey YEARS IN IT: 15
The next big thing for our business will be continuing to blend
traditional IBM i and open-source
technology for our clients so IBM i
veterans can work side-by-side
with young developers.
My favorite activity outside of
work is playing soccer.
The favorite part of my day is
getting out into the fresh air.
The best movie I've seen
recently is "Wonder Woman."
You did say recently. I am a
historical movie fan as well.
The innovation that's made the
biggest impact on my life is the
PC. My father bought me an IBM
PC with DOS when I was 8 and
let me experiment.
If money were no object,
the one thing I'd purchase is
The business skill I'd most like
to acquire or improve is more
confidence in public speaking.
The geekiest thing I've ever
owned is a Raspberry Pi with
multiple OSes on SD cards.
If I weren't in IT, I'd be a pilot.
My favorite or most impacting
book is "Tiny Beautiful Things."
If I were stuck on a desert
island, the one item I'd want is
a good book and a guitar. It's too
hard to pick one thing!
The superpower I wish I had is
My guilty pleasure is dark
chocolate or pie.
IMAGINE YOUR FACE HERE!
The trend affecting my work
is the increasing use of APIs,
artificial intelligence and mobile
My favorite IBM product is Db2*.
I ended up in IT when I tried
programming a tic-tac-toe game
in high school. I was hooked.
I ended up on IBM i when I was
hired by BCD out of university.
My greatest mentor has
been my father. My greatest
professional mentors have been
Kevin Cronin of BCD and Alan
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