Jennifer Nelson is the managing director of R&D Database Servers and Tools at Rocket Software. After serving in the U.S. military, she attended the University of Texas while moonlighting as a DB2 database administrator at an IT company in Austin, Texas. Before joining Rocket Software, she enjoyed a fruitful career in the DB2 Tools industry at an ISV in the Austin area. Since joining Rocket Software, she has played multiple roles, including a client technical professional, a product manager, and now a lab director. While her heart will always be in DB2, she has broadened her expertise in business intelligence and analytics with a focus in virtualizing enterprise-wide data for transforming business insights.