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What is it?

i-Community's annual Study Tour to the IBM Rochester Laboratories.

Sessions from key speakers, scheduled from 5 to 7 September, will span the full range of IBM i infrastructure and development topics.

The Tour is covered by the i-Community Confidential Disclosure Agreement for maximum benefit to attendees.

The Tour is offered to UK i-Community members, with details as below, or on a Wednesday to Friday daytime basis to US residents.

Dates

Tuesday 4 September to Monday 10 September 2018

Location

IBM Laboratories, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Who should attend

  • IT Directors
  • Chief Information Officers
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • IT Development Managers
  • IT Architects

Provisional Agenda

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

08:45 Welcome and Introductions John Rathke WW Briefing Project Manager - Executive Briefing Center - Rochester

09:00 IBM i Update and Roadmap Steve Will Chief Architect - IBM i

10:15 DB2 for IBM i Enhancements & Directions Scott L. Forstie DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM i developerWorks Content Manager

11:30 Luncheon

12:30 PowerVM and PowerVC Kris Whitney STSM - IBM i I/O, Storage, Virtualization and Availability Architecture - PowerVC for IBM i

13:30 IBM i and Open Source Jesse Gorzinski Business Architect: Open Source on IBM i

14:30 Application Development Directions Tim Rowe Business Architect of Application Development for IBM i

Thursday, September 6, 2018

08:45 POWER 9 Overview and Roadmap Dan Sundt Executive IT Spec - Power Systems - Enterprise Hardware, Linux on Power,

Washington Systems Center, Tracy Smith Executive IT Spec - Power Systems - Enterprise Hardware, Linux on Power,

Washington Systems Center

10:00 Database Discussion Mike Cain STSM, Consultant, DB2 for i, IBM Systems, Lab based Services

11:00 IBM i Access to Watson Jesse Gorzinski Business Architect: Open Source on IBM i

12:00 Luncheon Dave Nelson Director, IBM i & I/O Development

12:45 DB2 WebQuery Update Rob Bestgen Lab Services - DB2 for i Architect, DB2 Web Query for i Product Development

Manager

13:45 PowerSC Update Terry Ford Team Lead: Security Services Delivery

14:45 IBM i Systems Management Update Tim Rowe Business Architect of Application Development for IBM i

Friday, September 7, 2018

08:45 BRMS Update and Directions Aaron Fistler HelpSystems, Debbie Saugen HelpSystems - Director Business Continuity

10:30 IBM i Electronic Support Update and Discussion Perry Dykes STSM, IBM Systems Electronic Support Architect, Certified IBM Architect - Client Facing Support

More details

The group will leave London Heathrow on Tuesday 4 September for a direct flight to Minneapolis St Paul, and then transfer to Rochester by car.  Accommodation will be at the Marriott TownePlace Suites, opposite the Laboratories ('blue buildings').  We will spend Wednesday to Friday in intensive sessions in the IBM Executive Briefing Center following which we will then return to Minneapolis, staying at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott.  Attendees can explore the Twin Cities before leaving for the UK in the afternoon of Sunday 9 September, getting back to Heathrow on the Monday morning.

Contact

Mandy Shaw

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