Dougie Lawson is a Database Systems Consultant. He has 33 years of experience in the IT field and 32 years working with IMS. His areas of expertise include IMS, DB2, Linux, TCP/IP and z/OS. He is currently working for RSM Partners Ltd. He worked for IBM United Kingdom Ltd. from 1994 to 2014. Before joining IBM in 1994 he was working as a systems programmer for a large United Kingdom bank, responsible for IMS & DB2 systems and IMS/DB2 related projects.