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What is it?

i-Community's annual Study Tour to the IBM Rochester Laboratories - this year, for the first time, to be held remotely.

Sessions from key speakers, scheduled on the afternoons of 13 and 14 October, 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 all UK i-Community members.

The 2021 Virtual Tour

We are delighted to announce that we will be running the i-Community Rochester Study Tour in October. Due to restrictions with Covid relating to travel, we have taken the decision to run the Study Tour as a Virtual Event. This will also allow i-Community members who have not previously travelled to Rochester the chance to experience the event virtually.

The virtual study tour will take place on 13th & 14th October between 2pm and 4pm. The agenda for the first day is focused around IBM i infrastructure. The second day will be more focused around software.


Wednesday 13 October and Thursday 14 October 2021


IBM Laboratories, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (remote access)

Who should attend

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

Provisional Agenda


IBM i Anywhere, IBM i Everywhere – IBM i Strategy, Roadmap & Innovation - Steve Will - Chief Architect, IBM i at IBM
Db2 for IBM i Enhancements - Scott Forstie, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM
Power Systems Update - Dan Sundt, IBM i Product Manager at IBM


All event attendees are invited to join us for a virtual drinks hour from 4pm – 5pm on the first day. This will be a great opportunity for members to catch up with each other and share experiences and challenges they have faced over the past 2 years. Meridian will be providing a drinks package for all attendees of the virtual drinks hour.


Application Modernization - Tim Rowe, Business Architect Application Development at IBM
Open Source Solutions - Jesse Gorzinski, Senior Business Architect - Open Source Software on IBM i at IBM
Open Topic (to be confirmed) - Speaker to be confirmed


To register, please visit the event registration page:

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