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Monday, June 17
 

09:45 CEST

Agile Concepts and integration for IBM i Environments
Agile Concepts and integration for IBM i Environments Agile (or Iterative) approaches to application management are a powerful and productive development model which is popular in many organizations. This session will explore the concepts including methods, lifecycle, pair programming, root-cause analysis, collaboration, collective ownership, planning, test-driven development, spike solutions, and exploratory testing. We will also cover the combination of agile development and traditional environment support. We will pay attention to this critical area of concern in many IBM i environment.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 09:45 - 10:45 CEST
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11:00 CEST

Hidden Gems of IBM i
The IBM i team has been delivering new function two times per year since 2010. New releases and technology refreshes deliver a broad range of function and sometimes the smallest line items can be easily missed. Scott, Mark, and Alison have reviewed the past releases/refreshes and have assembled some of their favorite hidden gems; things that you might have missed but should know.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Dave Owen

Dave Owen

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
David Owen is an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM. Joining IBM in 1991, he has worked in the guts of the operating system in Journal and Database. He is also the technical consult for Guardium on i and has assisted several customers with installation and proof of concept activities... Read More →
avatar for Tim  Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Kris Whitney

Kris Whitney

IBM
Kris Whitney is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Rochester. He has worked at IBM for the last 19+ years and currently is leading the development for Db2 Mirror for i and IBM i Public Cloud enablement.


Monday June 17, 2019 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
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13:00 CEST

Panel discussion: Is Cloud the answer?
Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Singer

Wolfgang Singer

Wolfgang Singer is an IT consultant in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in future technologies.  He worked for four years at the IBM International Technical Support Center in Raleigh, USA,  was a speaker at worldwide events, submitted patents and is the author of several books.
avatar for Juan Manuel Alcudia

Juan Manuel Alcudia

IBM
Working for IBM Lab Services as Specialist on Performance and DB2 on IBM i , also doing SAP HANAengagements. Former WebSphere Portal Server Specialist on IBM Software Services and RPGprogrammer . I'm also a longbow archer and a bass player. A renaissance man.
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
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14:15 CEST

What the Heck is Going on with Java
Java, there are all sorts of things going on in the news when it comes to Java. Some things apply to IBM i, others... not so much. This session will help sort out what is what when it comes to Java and IBM i. We will also take a look at the future changes and how they will effect your applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 14:15 - 15:15 CEST
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15:45 CEST

Managing Open Source on IBM i with Containers and RPMs
You may have heard about the latest news with open source: RPM's! As a system administrator, you may have lots of questions. What does this mean for me? Come to this session to demystify this bold new world. In doing so, you will learn important facets of open source management, like checking software levels, installing updates, etc. What best practices should you follow? Also, we will explore the support options for the open source technologies you are leveraging.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 15:45 - 16:45 CEST
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17:00 CEST

Considerations of IBM i in the Age of Cloud
In this session, Juan Manuel Alcudia from Lab Services will show you things to consider if you are thinking on moving your IBM i to the Cloud. How are they billing you? (CPW, cores...), who is responsible of what? (separation of duties), performance considerations...

Speakers
avatar for Juan Manuel Alcudia

Juan Manuel Alcudia

IBM
Working for IBM Lab Services as Specialist on Performance and DB2 on IBM i , also doing SAP HANAengagements. Former WebSphere Portal Server Specialist on IBM Software Services and RPGprogrammer . I'm also a longbow archer and a bass player. A renaissance man.


Monday June 17, 2019 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
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Tuesday, June 18
 

08:00 CEST

The Strategy Behind Open Source
You may have noticed that IBM has been embracing open source technologies lately. Why has it been such a strong force in the IBM roadmap? Because open source technologies can bring a lot of business value to the enterprise! In this session, discover why open source can be strategic and how it can address some of the primary concerns in the marketplace.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CEST
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09:15 CEST

Introduction to Quality Assurance and Software Testing
Introduction to Quality Assurance and Software TestingQuality Assurance in software development is known to be an important factor for IT teams and goals. Regardless if testing is done by developers or testers it is crucial. We will talk about concepts and practices defined as the foundation of testing by ISTQB methodology. This will covering topics such as defects and ramifications, how testing is part of the larger quality assurance model, the definitions of error, defect, fault, and failure. We will discuss the difference between debugging and testing, the objectives of testing, and how testing changes at different parts of development and in different development lifecycles. Learning Objectives Describe how a defect in software can cause harm to a company. Distinguish between the cause of a defect and its effects. Give reasons why testing is necessary by giving examples. Describe why testing is part of quality assurance with examples of how testing contributes to higher quality. Explain and compare the terms error, defect, fault, failure, and the corresponding terms mistake and bug. Recall the common objectives of testing.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 09:15 - 10:15 CEST
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10:30 CEST

Introduction to Database Engineering (DBE)
Session title: Introduction to Database Engineering (DBE)Abstract:The Database Engineer (DBE) serves a critical role on the IBM i. Surprisingly, most IBM i clients do not have anyone in this role.In this session, I will show how you can use IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) to accomplish some of the most important tasks that fall upon the DBE.Will you be fully trained by the end of this session? NoWill you have enough skill to walk the walk and talk the talk? Yes

Speakers
avatar for Dave Owen

Dave Owen

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
David Owen is an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM. Joining IBM in 1991, he has worked in the guts of the operating system in Journal and Database. He is also the technical consult for Guardium on i and has assisted several customers with installation and proof of concept activities... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CEST
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12:30 CEST

The Wide World of Open Source on IBM i
A lot has been happening in the world of open source on IBM i! As part of this exciting adventure, customers are now trying new languages, compiling their own utilities, and using a large assortment of new tools.So, what does this mean for you? Come to this session for a quick glance at what technology is available and what IBM has been doing to ensure the IBM i customer can leverage the great business value in open source. Also, learn about the open source community and how you can participate in this exciting frontier!

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:30 - 13:30 CEST
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13:45 CEST

Trends in IT Technologies
IT technologies are changing rapidly influencing the ways companies will (have to) work in the future. The presentation will cover aspects of the Internet evolution, Cognitive Computing, new developments in the energy sector, Blockchain, Nano technology, Quantum Computing, and Ray Kurzweil's exciting Nanobot predictions. .

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Singer

Wolfgang Singer

Wolfgang Singer is an IT consultant in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in future technologies.  He worked for four years at the IBM International Technical Support Center in Raleigh, USA,  was a speaker at worldwide events, submitted patents and is the author of several books.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 13:45 - 14:45 CEST
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15:15 CEST

Things i-Love about 7.4
In this session, I will give you a rundown of some of the new features I love in IBM's latest version of IBM i. &.4 is new to us all so I will try and tell you what these new features are, what do and why they might be useful to you. Some of these new functions are big, some small but all are beneficial. Even if you are not in s position to upgrade O/S just now, many have been PTF'd back to 7.3 and some 7.2 so it's still worth knowing about.

The aim of the session is to look beyond the headline enhancements and give you a flavour of these smaller but still useful functions that IBM has now delivered and to let you know how easily you could get them.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT
I've worked in the IBM Business Partner world for over thirty years now and despite IBM's best attempts I still love them ;-)In 2008 I set up my practice (Rowton) and now spend my time supporting clients or designing new IT solutions using a combination of Power servers, Intel and... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CEST
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16:30 CEST

Open Source Fight Night
There will be blood!! The moderator Steve Bradshaw will promote the two fighters Niels “the mad doctor” Liisberg and Liam “Barry” Allan. The two champions will fight over which open source is the best on the IBM i. Come and see how they battle with open source editors, package managers, version control, continuous integration, webservers and Github projects. It is not a quest about “if open source” can work on the IBM I – The question is: what is best for you?

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Software Advocate, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan, an IBM Champion, helps IBM i development teams modernize their applications and bridge the gap between traditional and modern development practices. Founder of Works of Barry, he specializes in DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PHP, PASE and open source. He also supports the... Read More →
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S
Niels has developed IBM i middleware used in numerous applications worldwide. He is the architect of the IceBreak application server for IBM i. Over the years he has contributed to the IBM i community with presentations, demos, and loads of open source: ILEastic and noxDB to name... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
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Wednesday, June 19
 

08:00 CEST

AI & Cloud Computing for IBM i Modernization : Introduction to IBM PowerAI & Watson Studio
Learn how to build your own Artificial Intelligence applications, using Public and Private Cloud and see how to get started with a illustration on IBM i. - Challenges & solutions when building a private AI solution. - Private AI Architecture based on IBM PowerAI, a cutting-edge, open source based Hardware and Software technology proposed by IBM- Solutions taking benefits of this technology: AI Vision, IVA, Watson Studio, H2O.ai Driverless AI ...- How to use them in your IBM i environment with a Demo using Open Source on IBM i & Watson Studio.

Speakers
avatar for Benoit Marolleau

Benoit Marolleau

Architect, IBM
Benoit Marolleau is an Cloud Architect working at the IBM Client Center, Montpellier, Cognitive Systems AI & PowerAI Pre-Sales Architect. He started in 2006 as a Java Developer & Business Process Analyst and joined the Power Systems / IBM i Benchmark Center, helping customers and... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CEST
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09:15 CEST

Introduction to Design Thinking. Concepts, Tools and Techniques
Since 2014 IBM has invested over 130 million dollars in Design Thinking. Learn what Design Thinking can do for your IBMi business with a practical introduction to the concepts, key ideas, tools and techniques along with how Design Thinking works with Agile and Lean to provide a platform for customer-centric development and innovation. Includes key templates and deliverables to get a head start.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Hampson

Nick Hampson

Director of Design, Fresche Solutions
Nick has extensive experience in design, UX, product management, innovation and pre-sales. Focused on bringing the business value of design and UX to IBM i customers and the community at large, Nick is recognized as a UX expert on IBM i. He also describes himself as a geek and a bookworm... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 09:15 - 10:15 CEST
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10:45 CEST

Help to shape the future of IBM i
Would you like to be able to influence the future of IBM i by sharing your ideas and suggestions to improve our products? Then attend this session to find out how Request for Enhancements (RFE) lets you do just that, From your thoughts to IBM development plans.

Speakers
avatar for Therese Eaton

Therese Eaton

CEAC Program Manager, IBM UK
CEAC Program Manager and,Pre-sales technical consultant for POWER systems and,creator of a POWER & IBM i technical newsletter called "TE's Pick 'n' Mix.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
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