Henry Koch

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Name: Henry Koch Henry Koch
Born 1974 in Crimmitschau
Place of residence: Neukirchen/Pleiße (08459), Germany (DE)
Family status: married
Children: 2
Graduation: Graduate in industrial engineering (FH) at the
university Zwickau
Job: Project- and Service Manager at IBM Deutschland
B&TS GmbH in Chemnitz
School: 1980-1990 primary and secondary school at the Polytechnische Oberschule in Neukirchen
1990-1992 graduate high school (German – Abitur) at Julius Motteler Gymnasium in Crimmitschau
German Army: 1992-1993 Panzerjägerkompanie 380 in Weißenfels
Education: 1993-1999 Studied business engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau


  • Production Planning and Control
  • Logistics
  • Extended: REFA certificate
Career: 1999 IT Specialist at the IBM Deutschland Infrastructure
Technology Services GmbH in Chemnitz with focus:

1999 lateral entry in the following areas:

MVS/ESA subsystem
Concepts + architecture S/390, MVS, JCL, OS/390 TSO/E REXX, MVS Access Method services (AMS), DFP DASD subsystems, SMP/E, MVS OpenEdition and DCE overview, DB2 for OS/390, RACF

2000 lateral entry in the following areas:

SNA, AIX/UNIX, CICS, TCP/IP, Tivoli® Decision Support, QMF 2000
installation and maintenance Tivoli® Decision Support with IBM customers

2001 Frontend support Communications Server for OS/390 at IBM in Mainz

2002-2005 Software test WLM at IBM laboratory in Böblingen

Entry into: WLM, z/OS, z/VM, z/Linux, OS/390 Assembler, PL/1, Java 2

2006 – 2008 Responsible sales consultant for opportunities/proposals in the IBM Outtasking Center Chemnitz

Entry into: CICS, Websphere MQ for z/OS

2008 first contact with the topic of service coordination, ITIL V3 Foundation certificate


ITIL V3 – Service Operation (lifecycle module) certificate

ITIL V3 – Service Strategy (lifecycle module) certificate

ITIL V3 – Service Transition (lifecycle module) certificate

ITIL V3 – Continual Service Improvement (lifecycle module) certificate


ITIL V3 – Service Design (lifecycle module) certificate

ITIL V3 – Managing Across the Lifecycle Course + certificate

ITIL V3 – certified Service Expert

2013 – 2015

Entry into the topic Project Management:

  • several IBM internal PM courses
  • Took over the PM function in managed services projects in the IBM zCloud area


IBM Basic certification Project management

A developer’s guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Raspberry Pi Platform and Python Programming for the Raspberry Pi


private Interessen
Family: spend time with the family.
Coding: At the following programming languages / specifications / tools exist at least basic experience Java, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, Shellscript, HTML, CSS, Pascal, Assembler für AVR 8 Bit RISC Mikrocontroller, VBA, OOBasic, WordPress, Gimp, Ajax, Inkscape, JQuery, C3Js, Node Red
used IDE’s Eclipse, AVR Studio
Operating System: Privately, I am quite successful everything with Ubuntu Linux on a commercial laptop.
Furthermore: Movement (bicycle, inliner, walking), tinkering, Electronic, ATMEL Mikrocontroller, Raspberry PI, Arduino, Stirling Engines