Ross Cruickshank is a Developer Advocate in the Z ecosystem, helping developers (startups through enterprise) benefit from hybrid capabilities in the IBM Cloud platform and services, OpenShift container platform, and enterprise system built on Z and IBMi.
He has a broad background in development (hardware and software), operations (network and data centre) and security, and is an experienced services consultant.
Industry experience in engineering, banking, (re)insurance, utilities, and transport.
He is keen and active in recruiting into and maintaining the IBM and open source ecosystem.
Living in rural England, and experienced the variability of mobile carrier coverage, he has developed in interest in LPWAN technologies, and hosts both SIGFOX and LoRaWAN public access gateways.
On most days, he will be mostly building hybrid application prototypes and event-oriented systems with Node-RED, IOT and the Watson cognitive and data services, across a wide range of platforms and vendors.