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Larry Bolhuis

Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Chief i-entist
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 34 years since there aren’t many part of IBM i and Power Systems that he hasn’t worked in from hardware and operating systems up through development and database.  Along the way he contributed as an author to many industry certifications with both IBM and COMMON. He also began speaking at user groups on communication topics and systems management and has spoken in all corners of the U.S. as well as Europe on Systems Management topics. He has been a volunteer and speaker with COMMON for more than 25 years, receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and also its highest Honor the Distinguished Service Award. Larry provides the servers used for Labs for COMMON and other conferences.

Larry has been recognized for the past four years as an IBM Champion for Power Systems. 

Larry owns his own consulting firm Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC and is an owner of i In The Cloud, LLC an IBM i focused cloud provider. He currently focuses on virtualization, systems management, and communications.