IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - April 2018 - 32
X FELIPE BESSA
Photography by Lianne Milton
Felipe Bessa poses with his wife
Renata Linhares and son Ben
at the Wednesday market in the
Flamengo neighborhood Praça
Nicaragua, Rio de Janeiro.
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NAME: Felipe Bessa TITLE: IT specialist COMPANY NAME: IRB Brasil RE COMPANY'S FUNCTION: Reinsurance company
HEADQUARTERS: Rio de Janeiro YEARS IN IT: 20
The biggest challenge our
data center is facing today
is the implementation of higher
levels of security and compliance
My favorite musical artist is
Paulinho da Viola.
The next big thing for our
business will be expansion
into new markets.
My guilty pleasure is Netflix
The best movie I've seen
recently is "Captain Fantastic."
My favorite IBM product is
IBM Power Systems* servers.
The geekiest thing I've ever
owned is a Star Wars R2-D2
My favorite activity outside
of work is any culture-related
activity. I like museum expositions,
cinema and samba street events.
The business skill I'd most like
to acquire or improve is the
ability to use technology to better
improve our users' experience.
If I weren't in IT, I'd be a cook.
I love studying recipes, going to
the street market on weekends
and preparing food for my family
The superpower I wish I had is
maintain the balance of
our planet's ecosystems.
My favorite or most impacting
book is "1984" by George Orwell.
If money were no object,
the one thing I'd purchase is
a powerful system to detect
corruption and fraud in my
If I were stuck on a desert
island, the one item I'd want is
I ended up in IT when I was
at a friend's house and asked:
"What is this strange machine
My greatest mentor has been
all the people that share their
knowledge and thoughts.
The favorite part of my day is
meeting with my baby and getting
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