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Bartlomiej Grabowski, Principal System Specialist, DHL IT Services

Bartlomiej Grabowski
Bartlomiej Grabowski poses in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by Jiri Lizler

Name: Bartlomiej Grabowski
Title: Principal system specialist
Company Name: DHL IT Services
Company’s Function: Logistics
HQ: Bonn, Germany
Years in IT: 14

The innovation that’s made the biggest impact on my life is certainly a personal computer. Since I was a kid I’ve spent hours with all types of computers.

The biggest challenge our data center is facing today is reducing CO2 emissions.

The next big thing for our business will be autonomous vehicles, which sounded like sci-fi a few years ago.

My guilty pleasure is endless pillow fights with my kids.

My favorite IBM product is IBM i because of its extremely smart design.

My favorite activity outside of work is editing videos and various sport activities.

The superpower I wish I had is mind-reading.

I ended up in IT when—it was actually my dream since I was a kid. It’s my privilege and honor to work with state of the art technologies in the international environment.

The business skill I’d most like to improve is learning various programing languages. Coding skills and understanding a technology is a powerful skill.

Most impacting book is “A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari.

If money were no object, the one thing I’d purchase is an old castle.

If I were stuck on a desert island, the one item I’d want is a device with Spotify.

The trend affecting my work is cognitive systems. I believe this trend will change IT a lot.

The favorite part of my day is a lunch break, whether I hit a gym or enjoy a run outdoors.

The geekiest thing I’ve ever owned is still ahead of me. Otherwise, “The Pinball Arcade.”

My greatest mentor has been LeBron James. Obviously, he’s not an IT person, but his strong will and strive for greatness is truly inspiring. Anything is possible.

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