Bob Thomas is president of Enterprise Systems Media, Inc. He has been publishing IT magazines for more than 31 years. Titles have included: Unisphere, 4300 Journal, Mainframe Journal, Enterprise Systems Journal, DB2 Journal, IBM Internetworking Journal, Year/2000 Journal, EAI Journal, and Business Integration Journal. He currently publishes two magazines targeted to IT management (Enterprise Executive) and staff (Enterprise Tech Journal) in the world’s largest muti-platform enterprises. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Bob also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. He now lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Martha. They have four children and 14 grandkids who also live in the Dallas area.