Nominate the Most Influential People in Mainframe

Call for Nominations: The Most Influential People in Mainframe

The mainframe has both a rich history and a modern appeal. As the mainframe commemorates its 60th anniversary, let’s celebrate its illustrious past and the people who build and innovate with it daily. 

Help us recognize individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of mainframes or in the careers of mainframers. Nominate someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, or impact on the mainframe community. We will celebrate the nominees in April!

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Please submit your nomination by March 23, 2024.

Thank you for your nomination and for recognizing the achievements of individuals in the mainframe community.

Nominations Close

March 23, 2024

Source: Precisely, 2022:
“IBM says that z13 systems, its most recent mainframe platform, can (generally) process 30,000 transactions per second.”


Who is eligible to be nominated?

Anyone who impacted your mainframe journey, mainframe technology, or the mainframe community. They may be alive or deceased. You may know them personally or not.

How do I nominate someone?

Complete the nomination form here: URL or hyperlinked phrase

What information do I need to nominate someone?

Your contact information, their contact information (if known and available), and why you nominated them. We will contact you before attributing any quote you provided. We will also contact the nominee to collect a photo and further research them, if applicable.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you can nominate yourself; we won’t tell.

Is there a limit to the number of individuals I can nominate?

No, but these should be the MOST INFLUENTIAL. 

What will Nominees get? Is there a prize?

We look forward to celebrating the Most Influential People in Mainframe on and throughout the mainframe community! 

When is the nomination deadline?

March 23, 2024

Can I update or withdraw my nomination after submission?

Yes, please contact the managing editor (  to change your nomination.

Will nominees be contacted directly?

Yes. Your nomination is not anonymous. We hope that if you find someone influential, you’re comfortable with them knowing it.