International Business Machines (IBM)
|Since VISTER's situation was deteriorating rapidly, at the end of 1968 I started looking for another job, also having marriage in mind.|
I joined IBM Italy fortuitously in February, 1969 as a result of answering an anonymous help-wanted ad in English published on September 29th, 1968 on Corriere della Sera, Italy's major newspaper. I answered that, of the many qualifications listed, I only possessed some skills regarding technical documentation in English, given my translator's experience.
|After some 8 years with Italian employers, my contacts with IBM produced a number of cultural shocks, starting with the interview with my future boss - a US woman who insisted on calling me Sandro and being addressed as Paula), which took place in IBM Italia's Milan HQ.|
I had entered a totally new world, where I would remain for the following 30 years.
IBM Italia's old HQ,
via Pirelli 18, Milan.
|1969-1970||Milan||Program Development Center (PDC)||Technical Writer (in English)|
|1971||London (UK)||Program Development Center (PDC)||Technical Editor (in English)|
|1972||Milan||Translation Center||Technical Translation Editor (from English)|
|1973||Rivoltella del Garda||Basic Systems Engineer course (2 months)||Trainee Systems Engineer|
|1973-1974||Milan||CATA Milano B||Systems Engineer (IBM System/3, IBM 374x)|
|1975-1978||Milan||International Marketing Support Centers||Marketing Editor (in English)|
|1978||Rivoltella del Garda||Basic Sales Representative course (2 weeks)||Trainee Sales Representative |
|1979-1982||Province of Milan||Milan North Sales Branch Office||Sales Representative (IBM small systems)|
|1983||Milan||Education & Training||Instructor (APL products)|
|1984-1985||Milan||Education & Training||Instructor (PC & related products)|
|1986-1989||Milan||Education & Training
||Specialist Instructor (OS/2)|
|International Technical Support Center (ITSC)||Sole developer of the international OS/2 Internals Fundamentals education course (in English)|
|1990-1998||Milan||Education & Training||Senior Instructor (OS/2 & LAN Server)|
|Education Support Center (ESC)||Sole developer of the international LAN Server Tuning education course (in English)
|Feb. 1998||Milan||Resigned with incentives|
- Programming: Assembler, RPG II, APL, Basic, Cobol, C, Visual Basic