It was another great day when I got the opportunity to talk with Jim Kokoszynski, Broadcom Mainframe division, (Director Software Engineering) at SHARE event Pittsburg 2019, America. We started the conversation by talking about his roles and responsibilities at the SHARE event and community, Broadcom’s latest offerings, the Broadcom Vitality & Associate Software Engineer (ASE) programmes, the future of Mainframe, and plenty more.
To begin the conversation, Dez asked Jim to share about his roles as a director of software
Engineering. Sure it’s a very broad role so he gave us a quick summary of what the role entails and how the day in the life of Jim Coco looks like.
Dez appreciated the event and stated how people believed it was a bird of a feather gathering and how many huge brands are investing in the event not so much for the taking of the share but just to Sponsor that makes it a fairly unique scenario.
Further in the discourse, I asked Jim to talk about the Broadcom Mainframe vitality program and its three components.
- The onboarding and the mainframe familiarity piece
- The associate software engineer
- The mentoring within Broadcom
Later while talking about the Broadcom vitality program, he also discussed the onboarding process and how people go through getting into the vitality program, and also the first phase of mainframe familiarity.
Going further, Dez and Jim exchanged their thoughts on the talk of the media worldwide around this whole skill-shortage arrangement and how the mainframe is no different to any of those industries.
Later while concluding, Dez asked Jim to share what is the next thing they are thinking about or how you are trying to make it scale globally as they want to see ample people come through the program. He shared his thoughts around some of the next key steps to see the program go through and beyond Broadcom.
To get more details about the Broadcom Mainframe offerings or broadcom mainframe vitality program, visit https://www.broadcom.com