SZS was founded by David Wilson who retired from IBM after 30 years service in March 2010. From 1996 he was responsible for IBM’s mainframe software business in the UK and since 2000 for the business at European level. In that position he worked with many of the European and global customers first hand as total installed capacity grew 5 times. During that time he was responsible for IBM’s European entry into the tools business and was instrumental in the design and introduction of various IBM pricing policies such as vWLC and the recently announced aWLC. Many of the [unannounced] special terms and exceptions to IBM’s standard licensing and pricing policies were developed by David and first implemented in Europe. David is very experienced in the areas of software licensing, compliance and pricing – especially with regard to what can and what cannot be done in order for software vendors to comply with the various regulations - this knowledge proves invaluable for customers who need to stretch the boundaries when dealing with software vendors.