Torbjörn Appehl BIO

Torbjörn Appehl started his IT-career in 1997 as a customer engineer and later country specialist for AS/400 hardware employed by IBM Sweden. Later he became program manager for the BCRS (Business Continuity and Recovery/Resiliency Services) center, building High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions for IBM i customers in Sweden.

After leaving IBM in 2008 he worked for a number of business partners including Atea, TietoEvry, and CGI. He also worked with Arcad Software to bolster their business in the Nordics.

In 2020 Torbjörn founded the IT advisory company Built on Power.

He was a board member for 10+ years and the President for 7 years of the Swedish User Group Common Sweden (Formerly known as Data3). In addition he was also a member of the Common Europe Executive Committee for 3 years.

Besides this he started IBMiCompetence.com, a networking website where IBM i experts and community members can promote their services.

In 2016 Torbjörn was recognized as an IBM Champion for IBM Power Systems after being nominated by IBM staff in Rochester and Austin.

He has organized a number of large conferences such as Common Sweden Fall conference (It grew from 80 to over 200 participants), arranged Common Europe Congress in Sweden 2016 with over 300 participants and later helped arrange CEC in Brussels, Warsaw and Berlin.

As a speaker at conferences around the world he presents topics such as:

  • IBM i Explained (IBM i for beginners)
  • Why replacing an ERP and leaving the platform often is a very bad idea
  • How to keep yourself updated
  • IBM i from 1962 until today
  • 400 Arguments for IBM i and IBM Power Systems
  • 60 things IBM i has that other platforms just dreams about
  • Latest announcements, new and well hidden functions in IBM i & technologies you should at least know about by 2021.. (A bit to long title, i know :))

Torbjörn has written a number of blogposts and articles (To be found HERE)

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tappehl/

Twitter Accound: https://twitter.com/tappehl

From IBM Magazine: Torbjörn Appehl Reflects on His 24 Years’ IT Experience

IBM Magazine Snapshot (same as above) http://www.ibmsystemsmagpowersystemsdigital.com/nxtbooks/ibmsystemsmag/ibmsystems_power_202005/index.php?startid=48#/p/48

From IBM Magazine: How Clients Are Using Regulations to Springboard Organizational Change