Ken Corkins is a member of the IBM System x Advanced Technical Support Group in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in BladeCenter and networking. His responsibilities include assisting BladeCenter pre-sale clients in the Americas with proof of concepts and pilot testing. He organized the Nortel Champions program for North America in Dallas. He has 17 years of experience in the IT industry and holds the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. Ken started with IBM in October 2000 as an IT Specialist (Networking) with IBM Global Services.