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Sunday, June 18
 

12:00

REGISTRATION (IN LOBBY)
Sunday June 18, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
ROOM 1

13:00

Programming Language SQL
SQL is much more than a query language. Besides querying and manipulating data in database objects and generating those database objects, SQL also provides all kinds of commands and constructs, for writing and executing programs. With the SQL Programming Language, Stored Procedures, Triggers and User Defined (Table) Functions can be written, without knowing anything else than SQL commands!  

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Software and Database Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Birgitta Hauser has been a Software and Database Engineer since 2008, focusing on RPG, SQL and Web development on IBM i at Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH in Germany. She graduated with a business economics diploma, and started programming on the AS/400 in 1992. She also works... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 13:00 - 17:00
ROOM 1

13:00

Hands-on with open source technologies: Git, Orion, Bluemix, and Python!

Come to this session for a hands-on introduction to some of technologies used in the open source world today. Play with the Orion IDE, integrate it with git, and deploy an application to Bluemix. Finish off the session by learning Python programming for IBM i!

Delegates should:


Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 13:00 - 17:00
ROOM 2

13:00

Hands-On: SQL for the RPG Programmer!
SQL is being used more and more by the RPG programmer. Not only is SQL replacing DDS for defining databases but it is being used extensively within RPG programs.
This half day workshop concentrates on the how to code SQL's Data Manipulation Language (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) and how to embed SQL in RPG programs. There is also an overview of SQL's Data Definition Language (DDL) . It is assumed that the attendee has some basic SQL language experience - such as using interactive SQL to query a table.
Topics include:-
• Data Manipulation Language (DML)
o Retrieving Data (SELECT, FROM, WHERE, ORDER BY)
o Updating Data (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
o GROUP BY, HAVING, Column Functions
o SQL Functions
o Selecting From Multiple Tables/Views
• Embedded SQL
o Basic Syntax
o Using host variables
o Using a SELECT statement
o Using a Cursor
o Identifying and handling errors
o The power of INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE
o Compile options

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

Owner, ComCon Consultancy
Paul Tuohy has specialized in application development and training on IBM midrange systems for more than 20 years. | He currently runs ComCon consultancy and is a partner in System i Developer and the RPG & DB2 Summit. He is also a technical editor for iPro Developer, the autho... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 13:00 - 17:00
ROOM 15/16/17

13:00

IBM i Keeping it current and Best Practices Daily system monitoring, tuning, and cleanup.

 

This session is focused on assuring that you've got a handle on daily management and the things you need to check, verify, or adjust to assure your IBM i systems are running their best and when those rare issues do occur you're best able to diagnose and correct them. 


1) Setup and verify of Call Home functions in IBM i. What and how to set them up and how to test them to be sure your system is protected. 

2) PTF Review and processing. We'll discuss how to find out your current levels how to get new levels and tools to help you install them. This will include PTF Groups and Image catalogues.

3) Validating your network configuration to assure it is correct and settings to review for best performance and reliability.

4) Explore graphical methods for monitoring IBM i Performance. This includes Management Central and IBM Navigator for i System Monitors

5) Things to watch out for: Memory usage, Disk I/O and storage, Message queues to use to keep the finger on the pulse of your IBM i.

6) Spool file maintenance including use of iASPs, Joblog Servers, and disconnected spool file functions.

Session Length: One Half Day.


Speakers
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 midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the As/400 at its introduction In 1988. After spending many years as a developer Larry began working on communications, networking, and systems management tasks. Years of working with SNA, SDLC, SNADS, APPC, APPN followed by Token Ring, Ethernet, and TCP/IP taught strong communications troubleshooting skills. In addition to networking on the IBM side Larry learned the infrastructure components of the network including switches routers and firewalls, working chiefly with Cisco equipment. In 15 years as an IBM Business partner Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest and everything in between. He has been involved in many Beta and other early release programs with IBM. Larry has held more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert and is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests. Larry is a frequent and award winning speaker at users groups around North America covering Systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a long time volunteer and speaker... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 13:00 - 17:00
ROOM 8

17:30

WELCOME RECEPTION (Hotel Lobby)
Sunday June 18, 2017 17:30 - 19:30
ROOM 1
 
Monday, June 19
 

07:00

REGISTRATION (IN LOBBY)
Monday June 19, 2017 07:00 - 08:00
ROOM 1

08:00

Congress opening and Exhibitor/Sponsor speed dating (Room 8/9)
Speakers
avatar for Shrirang

Shrirang "Ranga" Deshpande

President, COMMON Europe
Shrirang “Ranga” Deshpande, a third time IBM Champion, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ranga is President of COMMON Europe and Vice-President and Events Organizer of COMMON Belgium. He is Senior Advisor at the IT Executive Circle, a premier CIO think tank in Belgium and is actively engaged in the community as Honorary ICT Director at the Institut Jules Bordet, the Comprehensive Cancer Centre of the University of Brussels, Belgium. | Ranga sits on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) since its launch in 1991 helping IBM shape the future of IBM i. | With a doctorate in Biology, Ranga was Associate Professor, a... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
ROOM 1

08:30

Keynote - Cognitive Computing Revolution (Room 8/9)
Speakers
avatar for Jacques Platieau

Jacques Platieau

Vice-President, General Manager, IBM Belgium/Luxembourg
Jacques Platieau holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium. Mr. Platieau began his career at IBM Belgium in the Telecommunications division as System & Sales Engineer. From 1990 to 1994 he was Client Executive for major international clients. In 1995, Jacques took the responsibility of the software business as Software Group Executive for Belgium/Luxembourg. In 1998, he had in parallel the lead of the Software Group at IBM France as Sales Director. In 2002, Mr Platieau became Director of the Data Management and Business Intelligence Division for the West Region of Europe. In July 2003, he joined the Business Consulting practice of IBM Belux as Partner and Industrial Sector Leader and in 2005 Jacques Platieau became General Manager of IBM Global Business Services for Belgium/Luxembourg. In July 2005, his responsibility was extended to the Benelux. Mr Platieau has been Vice-President and General Manager of IBM Global Business Services for the BeNeLux up to March 2010. On April 6th 2010, Mr. Platieau was named Vice-President, Country General Manager for IBM Belgium... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 08:30 - 09:00
ROOM 1

09:00

IBM i in the Era of Approximate Computing (Room (8/9)
The computing world is undergoing its most rapid transformation yet, and one of the fast emerging new frontiers is "Approximate Computing." What is it? How will it affect the future? How does IBM i play in IBM's vision for Approximate & Cognitive computing? Alison Butterill, Offering Manager for IBM i, and Steve Will, the Chief Architect for IBM i, will give you a new way of thinking about this exciting future.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

IBM i product offering manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the WW Product Offering Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their... Read More →
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday June 19, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
ROOM 1

09:45

Programming RPG With Style
In this session, Paul discusses the what and why of standards and guidelines for modern RPG development. Topics include:-
• Make Use of the Tools
• RPG is FREE
• Modern RPG Programs and Subprocedures
• What's in a Name?
• Comments
• Structuring Code
• Use Templates and Qualified Data Structures
• Qualify Wherever Possible
• Strings
• Subroutines
• Out With The Old
• Embedded SQL
• Global Definitions
• Parameters, Prototyping and Procedure Interfaces
• The Integrated Language Environment
• Roll Your Own

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

Owner, ComCon Consultancy
Paul Tuohy has specialized in application development and training on IBM midrange systems for more than 20 years. | He currently runs ComCon consultancy and is a partner in System i Developer and the RPG & DB2 Summit. He is also a technical editor for iPro Developer, the autho... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 09:45 - 10:45
ROOM 14

09:45

My emulator is better than your emulator
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 09:45 - 10:45
ROOM 2

09:45

IBM i for beginners
We will go through the basics of IBM i. Concepts, vocabulary, what you need to get IBM i up and running and take a look into the system.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Product Developer, Profound Logic
Liam is a young and innovative software developer who is currently a Product Developer at Profound Logic. Liam is interested in ILE, PHP, Node.js, .NET and open-source.
avatar for Torbjörn Appehl

Torbjörn Appehl

Marketing Director, COMMON Europe
IBM Champion (POWER Systems) from Sweden. I have been working on IBM i and It's predecessors for 20+ years. President of the Swedish user group Data3 since 2013 and member of the Executive Committee for COMMON Europe where I am the marketing director.


Monday June 19, 2017 09:45 - 10:45
ROOM 8

09:45

IBM i Strategy & Features Overview
The last few IBM i releases have changed the game, and it's been the IBM i strategy which has guided those changes.  Come to this session to hear about the strategy behind the investments IBM is making in IBM i, and how the biggest, most important features from 7.3, 7.2 and the Technology Refreshes help your business while demonstrating IBM's strategic commitment to IBM i.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday June 19, 2017 09:45 - 10:45
ROOM 15/16/17

09:45

Cegeka - Shared Power Hosting- combining the renowned capabilities of IBM Power Systems with best-in-class Cloud characteristics
Why should you invest in dedicated on-premise hardware in 2017? Do you want a flexible, reliable and high available alternative that utilizes the full potential of a IaaS/PaaS based cloud solution for our IBM Power workloads? Discover in this session which different business scenarios our Shared Power Hosting solution supports and get a glance at a broad range of different setups in terms of disaster recovery, backup and availability.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Creyf

Frank Creyf

Business Development Manager, CEGEKA
avatar for Stefaan Gruwez

Stefaan Gruwez

Business Unit Manager Infrastruture Solutions, CEGEKA


Monday June 19, 2017 09:45 - 10:45
ROOM 1

11:00

From STRDBG to the RDi Debugger
Making the decision to abandon the green screen development environment takes a lot of patience. Once you make the leap though you’ll be very glad you did. This session examines our old comfort-zone friend STRDBG and shows the similarities, differences and productivity improvements in this new world of application debugging.
Learning Objectives:
1. Grow confidence in using the Rational Developer for i debugger
2. How to run, debug and control programs using the debugging environment and perspective.
Audience:
Programmers who have little or no knowledge using the new RDi debugger.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

Founder and President, Central Park Data Systems, Inc
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
ROOM 15/16/17

11:00

Web Requests in Embedded SQL
In this session, Liam talks about how you can use Embedded SQL to send HTTP requests in less than 10 lines of code, as well as learning about useful SQL scalar functions that are available in RPG. Covering GET, POST, CLOB, BLOB, XMLTABLE and the newly provided JSON_TABLE.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Product Developer, Profound Logic
Liam is a young and innovative software developer who is currently a Product Developer at Profound Logic. Liam is interested in ILE, PHP, Node.js, .NET and open-source.


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
ROOM 8

11:00

PowerHA for IBM i
PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i has forever changed the way IT shops do high availability and disaster recovery. In this session we will discuss the concepts of PowerHA shared storage clustering, we will talk about the business value as well as how our customers have made the move from internal disk and software replication to PowerHA and IBM storage.  We will cover the product road-map; what’s coming and when. 

Speakers
avatar for Steven Finnes

Steven Finnes

Product Manager, IBM
Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
ROOM 14

11:00

IBM i Architecture - Overview & Evolution
The IBM i operating system is not Unix; it’s not Windows; and it’s certainly not Linux.  This session describes the architecture of the operating system which had its origins in the System/38’s Control Program Facility, but which has evolved as it has been the basis of the AS/400 and its descendents.  If you’ve started using the platform in the past decade or so, this session will teach you why things are “different” on IBM i.  If you’ve been on the platform since “the beginning” it will provide a refresher, as well as teaching you about the key differentiators of today’s IBM i.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
ROOM 2

11:00

What will YOU do with your IBM i in 2017

Over the last year, Trevor, in his role as FrescheThinker has been gathering answers to the question “What are your top initiatives for your IBM i applications this year?”. Detail of the responses will be reviewed in this session, along with roadmap suggestions from the FrescheThinking team, using their years of strategy, development, modernization, and transformation experience.

Bring your own answer to what you will do with your IBM i - along with your questions, and Trevor will lead this interactive session in uncovering some direction and strategy for your business and I.T. challenges.

 


Speakers
avatar for Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry

FrescheThinker, Fresche
Trevor Perry is a veteran of the IBM i community. He is a consultant to companies on their I.T. modernization efforts, and has been engaged in all phases of the IT development cycle. He is a popular speaker at industry events on technical, strategic, modernization and motivationa... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
ROOM 1

12:00

Lunch in Expo (Room 10/11)
Monday June 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
ROOM 1

13:00

Play time with IBM i Mobile Access
Bring your own mobile device to this session and get hands-on experience with the IBM i Mobile Access offering!

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
ROOM 2

13:00

Moving Application Development Practices into the Modern World
Modernization of applications and data opens to the door to creative solutions for business problems. Introducing Free Format RPG, eclipse tools, agile processes for development and implementing good DevOps practices means superior applications are delivered faster. What are these things and how can they be implemented within a development?  This session answers those questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

IBM i product offering manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the WW Product Offering Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
ROOM 8

13:00

Web Design tips for Green Screeners

Many green screen programmers using RPG, COBOL and the like often struggle to leverage their skills in the Web and Mobile world due to the paradigm shift from green to GUI then for UI to UX.

This session will take you from where you are today to where you need to be tomorrow and beyond, leveraging your existing skillset. User experience is a very large subject and we cannot make you experts in a single session; our goal is to start you off in the right direction.

After the session, attendees will have a good understanding how to build and leverage these skills to modernize legacy applications and build new ones.

This session will show you how to:

1. Translate those green paradigms to GUI to leverage skills you already have
2. Design the look of your applications by examining the features of familiar applications
3. Use color in interface design to engage the user

We will also show the trend towards splitting user experience from development and how organizations like IBM, Adobe, Microsoft, and looksoftware have met this challenge. 


Speakers
avatar for Nick Hampson

Nick Hampson

UI/UX Specialist, Newlook Product Manager, Fresche Legacy
Passionate about design and User Experience, Nick works with Fresche Legacy to provide customers with modernized IBM i systems that offer a more productive User Experience, especially in mobile devices. He has recently moved into the position of Product Manager for Newlook... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
ROOM 15/16/17

13:00

Sponsored session: Achieving IBMi Migrations Without Significant Downtime
This session describe best practices cases of migration tips

Speakers
avatar for Maurits van Dueren den Hollander

Maurits van Dueren den Hollander

Professional Services & Education Europe, Vision Solutions
Maurits has a 1992 Bachelors Degree in Business InformationSystems and 25 years’ experience in IBM midrange systems fromAS/400 to System i specializing in professional services andeducation around multiple technologies. He completed his firstimplementation of MIMIX 20 years ago... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
ROOM 1

13:00

HMC, IBM I, FSP, & Firmware: Putting all the pieces together
The name “IBM i” isn’t all that’s new to the platform we know and love. Come to this session and dissect all the new components and concepts involved with partitioning your IBM Power Systems. Learn how all the pieces connect to each other, what you need to do to set them up, and how to manage and upgrade them. Get a handle on the various components of the Hardware Management Console (HMC), the Flexible Service Processor (FSP), and the Advanced Systems Management Interface (ASMI). Find out about the firmware in your machine, and how to make the required updates to it in an LPAR environment or on a standalone machine. Get tips for upgrading and setting up communications between the HMC and FSP as well as insight on where the ASMI fits in. Leave this session with up-to-date knowledge on these important hardware features of IBM PowerSystems & IBM i.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner deliver... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
ROOM 14

14:15

From STRPDM to RDi
So you keep hearing about this great tool RDi (Rational Developer i) but are somewhat intimidated by the prospect of learning it? 
This session is a primer on RDi basics, including new terminology, connecting to the IBM i, filters, and getting productive with its features, with a large focus on source code editing.
The rich graphical environment far exceeds what PDM and SEU can do, and you will be glad you spent the time learning how to harness its power.
The more you use this tool, the more you will want to use it.
This session includes a live demonstration of the tool. 

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

Founder and President, Central Park Data Systems, Inc
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
ROOM 15/16/17

14:15

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, Dawn and Alison have reviewed the past releases/refreshes and have assembled some of their favourite hidden gems; things that you might have missed but should know. 

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

IBM i product offering manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the WW Product Offering Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
ROOM 8

14:15

Manage PTF's and monitor your systems with Administration Runtime Expert
Are you interested in checking on your system's overall health and well-being? How about attributes required for your applications to run smoothly? Disk utilization? PTF currency? Come to this session to learn about how Administration Runtime Expert (ARE) can help you accomplish all of these tasks!

Learning Objectives:
1. Revisit the overall system access/management strategy 2. Learn about ARE and how it works 3. Discuss various uses for ARE including PTF management.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
ROOM 2

14:15

Predictive Performance Management
Can the past predict the future? What about the present - right here and now? And if you know the past, and can predict the future, how can you determine the impact to your applications? 

Performance management on IBM i has proactive monitoring features and historical data capabilities, as well as application performance modeling. Attend this session to learn how you can use monitoring to identify and resolve potential issues before they become actual problems, learn about historical performance data and how you can use the past trends to plan for the future, and application modeling to understand what hardware changes will mean to your applications.

This presentations is focused on the features in IBM i 7.2 and 7.3 releases.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Dawn May is a Senior Technical Staff Member for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dawn is the IBM liaison to the IBM i Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC). In this position she works with these client groups to organize and lead meetings and manage the requirements process. Dawn also works as a consultant within the Lab Services organization. Dawn has extensive experience on the IBM i development team. She is a frequent speaker and is also the author of the "i Can" blog, which you can find at... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
ROOM 14

14:15

Sponsored Session: See how you make your IBM i System with iSecurity more Transparency, Security and Compliance“

Robert Engel, CEO of Raz-Lee Security GmbH presents you in a mixture of powerpoint sheets and live demonstrations the modules of iSecurity. iSecurity is a product family with more than 20 modules, dedicated for improvement of IBM I Security, Transparency and Compliance. See in a brief overview how you can benefit from the free of charge modules as well as from the other modules to control access to your system, select from more than 260 audit reports and see who changes contents of your databases – just in one hour.

 


Speakers
avatar for Robert Engel

Robert Engel

CEO, Raz-Lee Security GmbH
Robert Engel is as CEO of Raz-Lee Security GmbH in Germany responsible for Sales and Support of the Raz-Lee Products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Robert is skilled industrial business manager and has the commercial background for many of his IT projects. With more than 30... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
ROOM 1

15:15

Coffee Break in Expo (Room 10/11)
Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 15:45
ROOM 1

15:45

Create or Replace ... DDS Files with SQL Objects
With the latest releases and technology refreshes the SQL data definition language (DDL) for creating and maintaining database objects was enormously enhanced. DDS on the other hand is stabilized. But still a lot of applications even those with a modern graphical interface and where the latest goodies of the programming language are used in the source code are  based on DDS described files. The excuse DDL enhancements cannot be used, because of the DDS description and the native I/O access of these files, does not count any more. With Reverse Engineering, the SQL code for DDS described objects can be retrieved. CREATE OR REPLACE statements allow DDS described files to be converted into SQL defined database objects, while the programs that use these files can stay untouched. With the CREATE OR REPLACE TABLE statement, files with fields based on field reference tables can be managed. 

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Software and Database Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Birgitta Hauser has been a Software and Database Engineer since 2008, focusing on RPG, SQL and Web development on IBM i at Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH in Germany. She graduated with a business economics diploma, and started programming on the AS/400 in 1992. She also works... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
ROOM 8

15:45

IBM i Talks to Watson (repeated)
Did you know that Watson and IBM i can work together ? This session will review what is Watson and its importance in your business. We will then dive into the technology that allows you to connect your IBM i applications and data to Watson. There are a number of different options and we will be discussing each as we tour connecting IBM i and Watson. 

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

IBM i product offering manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the WW Product Offering Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
ROOM 14

15:45

IBM i 7.3 Overview
Come hear an overview of the capabilities of the IBM i 7.3 release from Steve Will, Chief Architect of the operating system.  From major enhancements to DB2 which allow viewing your business's data to a major security enhancement; from key advances in open source to new storage options; from performance analysis to being able to answer business questions with integrated SQL analytics, the 7.3 release has tremendous integrated power.   He will also talk about some of the major features which were delivered after 7.2 which are now contained in the base 7.3 release.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday June 19, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
ROOM 15/16/17

15:45

IBM i Modernisation & Digital Transformation – a Guide to Success
Are you looking to add web, mobile and services interfaces to your IBM i applications? Do you want to take advantage of the efficiencies and power offered by cloud resources? Do you want to modernise your IBM i code base to ensure its maintainability far into the future? In this session we will look at the trends in digital transformation and the steps you can take in order to make sure your IBM i modernisation projects will be productive and successful.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Magid

Dan Magid

Chief Technologist for IBM i Solutions, Rocket Software
Daniel Magid is the Chief Technologist for IBM i Solutions at Rocket Software. Dan is a recognized authority on helping leading organizations achieve compliance through ALM solutions and DevOps best practices. He has written a variety of articles for leading IT publications and i... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
ROOM 1

15:45

Flash Memory Technology -- SSDs and More
Flash memory is the NAND memory which is used in memory sticks, SSDs, PCIe adapters, FlashSystem units, and more. It's really slow compared to "real" memory " but incredibly fast compared to classic spinning disk technology. The technology has been rapidly evolving since its first introduction into Power Systems in 2009 and is continuing to evolve. This presentation discusses the underlying technology and how it is being used on Power Systems.  

Speakers
avatar for Mark Olson

Mark Olson

WW Power Systems Offering Manager, IBM
Mark Olson is an IBM Power Systems World Wide Product Manager located in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently he is heavily involved with the definition of future Power Systems hardware products and the education of customers, IBMers, and IBM Business Partner sales personnel on new ha... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
ROOM 2

17:00

Avanti IMMO Holiday Renting - See a modern interconnected RPG application in action.
Digital transformation in action. By using a service oriented architecture the modern real estate agency is interconnected to websites, portal sites, governmental agencies and its own employees. See the web GUI in action and discover how to evolve in an ever more expanding web. You will see how the IBM i services were built and how they provide a modern application. 

Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
Koen Decorte is CEO of CD Invest, a Belgian ISV specializing in modernizing IBM i applications. Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to the internet. He developed a web-based application for real estate agencies on AS/400 back in 1996. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the open source EASY400 community... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
ROOM 8

17:00

IBM i Confessions the Movie ®
Best Practices is all about meeting IBM system compliance to achieve optimal results. Don’t let old myths or newly formed bad habits be the difference between success or a failure in service delivery.  This session will exam System configurations, Backups, Disaster Recovery, and Security Management.  The mistakes are common and plenty.  Witness the good, the obvious and the ugly.  This session is a compilation of assumptions, technical gaps, blunders, and good practices recommendations.  Ensure this movie does not portray your IT shop .  We forgive all to those who confess and enjoy plenty of movie trivia.   The " Top 10  lessons learned “ 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dolewski

Richard Dolewski

Chief Technology Officer, Denovo
Richard is Chief Technology Officer of Denovo, a Managed Service Provider, specializing in transforming the Business of IT. | | Richard is a recognized SME and world renowned award-winning industry speaker specializing in, Cloud Computing Architecture, Business Resiliency, Disaster Recovery Planning and Backup... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
ROOM 2

17:00

Hints ands Tips for Systems Management
IBM i is changing new functionality gets added every new release. This session is all about this new functionality. In the green screen, Navigator for i, iNav and IBM i Access Client solutions. Some have been around a few releases some are new.   

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Owner, van Helvoirt Automatisering
After having started as a System/38 programmer in 1986. In 1989 the switch was made to system programming and systems management. Being passionate about systems management he founded van Helvoirt Automatisering in 1993. Rudi enjoys helping IBM i customers ever since for running... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
ROOM 15/16/17

17:00

Open Source on IBM i: An Overview
Are you interested in Open Source on IBM i? Come to this session for an overview of the latest offerings, our expanding community, and IBM's many contributions.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
ROOM 14

17:00

CIA: Security and IBM i
The world of the security professional is all about CIA: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. Another one IAAA: Identification, Authentication, Authorization and Accountability. Confused? You won't be after this session.
In short time, various aspects of Information Security will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Freeling

Rob Freeling

Scrum Master & Project Manager, Capgemini
Rob has over 30 years of ICT experience working for Capgemini and leading projects as a Scrum Master or (technical) project manager, managing IBM i servers as system administrator and developer. He enjoys getting the job done within planning and budget, and with focus on quality... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
ROOM 1
 
Tuesday, June 20
 

07:00

REGISTRATION (IN LOBBY)
Tuesday June 20, 2017 07:00 - 08:00
ROOM 1

08:00

History and Audit with a new DB2 for i Feature in 7.3: Temporal Support
Anaylse your historical data without changing your application programs. Temporal Support (TS) in 7.3 provides the basics to do that out of the box.
Learn from our experience based on the initial customer requirement and further projects with customers and students at h-da during their research on TS:
- Knowledge - Automation - Integration - Evaluation - Reporting - Challenges -

Speakers
avatar for Manfred Sielhorst

Manfred Sielhorst

CEO, Sielhorst iT Beratung UG
As lecturer at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences at the Faculty of information technology (https://www.fbi.h-da.de/fbi.html), Manfred Sielhorst has been lecturing on IBM i database appliance since 2010 and is looking after projects of students who are trying to use open so... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 8

08:00

Consuming JSON with SQL
XML and JSON become more and more important for data exchange especially when using web services. While XML was supported by SQL since Release 7.1, access to JASON documents is not introduced before Release 7.3 TR 1. With the JSON_TABLE table function JSON documents can be parsed, converted into a relational representation and data picked specifically out.  Additional scalar functions allow SQL to directly access JSON documents located within the IFS (Integrated File System) or in source physical file members. Last but not least IBM provides SQL functions for getting access to web services. In composition with the JSON_TABLE function the JASON answers returned by web services can be consumed.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Software and Database Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Birgitta Hauser has been a Software and Database Engineer since 2008, focusing on RPG, SQL and Web development on IBM i at Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH in Germany. She graduated with a business economics diploma, and started programming on the AS/400 in 1992. She also works... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 15/16/17

08:00

Power Systems Chips and Servers Overview
This hardware-oriented session starts with a discussion of POWER chips including publically shared POWER9 information. It then overviews and positions the entire current POWER8 servers offered by Power Systems and provides some future server insights.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Olson

Mark Olson

WW Power Systems Offering Manager, IBM
Mark Olson is an IBM Power Systems World Wide Product Manager located in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently he is heavily involved with the definition of future Power Systems hardware products and the education of customers, IBMers, and IBM Business Partner sales personnel on new ha... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 2

08:00

The care and feeding of your HMC
Strange but True the HMC is an actual real computer and should be treated as one! In this session we'll talk about proper configuration, especially the network and the firewall built into the system. You will learn how to make it report problems to IBM and how IBM contacts the right people when problems exisst. We'll discuss user profile and access and proper restirctions that will allow you to let others use the HMC without risk to the servers it manages. We will show you how to apply maintenance and how to upgrade it. We'll explain how to connect to it remotely and how to run commands from it's command line. Of course we'll tour the interface so that you're comfortable with navigation. What we won't do in this session is discuss how to create partitions, this is an HMC session not a virtualization session!


At the end of this session you'll be able to:

1. Understand the HMC interfaces and how to navigate it.
2. Configure the HMC networks and it's firewall and enable services it provides
3. Configure the HMC users and security and creating limited function users.
4. Connect to the HMC remotely to manage your Power System
5. Update the HMC operating software and back it up. 

Speakers
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 midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the As/400 at its introduction In 1988. After spending many years as a developer Larry began working on communications, networking, and systems management tasks. Years of working with SNA, SDLC, SNADS, APPC, APPN followed by Token Ring, Ethernet, and TCP/IP taught strong communications troubleshooting skills. In addition to networking on the IBM side Larry learned the infrastructure components of the network including switches routers and firewalls, working chiefly with Cisco equipment. In 15 years as an IBM Business partner Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest and everything in between. He has been involved in many Beta and other early release programs with IBM. Larry has held more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert and is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests. Larry is a frequent and award winning speaker at users groups around North America covering Systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a long time volunteer and speaker... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 14

08:00

Open Access Magic! Restructure Your Database Without Modifying Applications
The database is the foundation of any application. It’s the last tier you’ll remove, and the first tier you’ll want to extend or transform. Modernizing your database from DDS to DDL is part of the transformation, but there’s also real value in changing the structure of your entire database – normalizing it, splitting or merging tables, changing field type or length, etc. A modernized structure is key to helping you meet evolving business needs.

Historically, structural database changes were possible only with significant modification of your RPG applications. In fact, you almost had to re-write your applications to map to the new database structure. 

Well, not anymore. In this session, you’ll be introduced to a new and unique solution that lets you restructure your database without having to modify your IBM i applications. Our innovative use of Open Access leaves RPG applications as-is during database restructuring, and also provides an OA API for COBOL applications. Going forward, you’ll be able to optimize your SQL engine, use real date fields or Unicode, extend fields to varchar, integer or Boolean, remove redundancies, normalize your database (1,2,3NF+) … all without having to modify your current applications! Any changes will be assimilated by your existing code. The time and effort that you will save are impressive.

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Polverini

Pascal Polverini

Senior Architect, Fresche Solutions
Pascal Polverini is part of the IBM i ISV Advisory Council, a pioneer in RPG Open Access and a driving force of the RPG OA Metadata Open Standard, providing modernization solutions for business-critical RPG applications. He is the Chief Architect of Fresche Legacy’s RPG Open Ac... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 1

09:15

Handling the Weird Stuff in RPG Programs
In this session, Paul offers a practical guide to handling some of the more esoteric problems in RPG programs (whether using native I/O and Embedded SQL) such as
• Messaging in a multi client environment
• Trigger Failures
• Nulls
• Constraint Violations
• Commitment Control
• And other bits and pieces...

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

Owner, ComCon Consultancy
Paul Tuohy has specialized in application development and training on IBM midrange systems for more than 20 years. | He currently runs ComCon consultancy and is a partner in System i Developer and the RPG & DB2 Summit. He is also a technical editor for iPro Developer, the autho... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 15/16/17

09:15

Write Your Own RPG Open Access Handler – Easier Than Pi
RPG Open Access (RPGOA) has been called "the future of RPG on IBM i." Yet we have been told there are myths surrounding RPGOA. A standards committee has been established to guide the community to a consistent approach to RPGOA development and communication, but it has yet to gain much traction. Looking back to the introduction of RPGOA, the confusion and lack of information persists.

This session will explain RPG Open Access, starting with a basic explanation and overview. It will describe actual customer implementations, and theorize on future possible uses for RPGOA. This session will also introduce you to resources on how to build your own RPGOA handlers to extend your existing applications and build modern IBM i applications from scratch.

When you leave this session, you will be energized, and write your own RPGOA handler the same day!
1. What is RPG Open Access?
2. How do I use RPGOA?
3. Where do I find more RPGOA resources?

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry

FrescheThinker, Fresche
Trevor Perry is a veteran of the IBM i community. He is a consultant to companies on their I.T. modernization efforts, and has been engaged in all phases of the IT development cycle. He is a popular speaker at industry events on technical, strategic, modernization and motivationa... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 8

09:15

GDPR in practice
With the May 2018 deadline, many people are starting to get worried about the GDPR compliance rules. In this presentation,  I present a practical approach how to start with GDPR in a SME context: asset identification, assessment of information security and privacy controls, risk assessment,  practical recommendations and an implementable action plan. Do you need a translation of the GDPR legal requirements into practice? Don't miss it.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Galle

Johan Galle

Cybersecurity Professor, Howest University
Johan Galle has a 25 year career in software engineering and IT management and 15 years in security. He has had various roles in industry: CTO, CEO, CISO, deputy CIO, … He is a part-time security consultant and part-time lecturer at Howest in various security related topics. He i... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 1

09:15

5 Reason to love your vHMC
In this presentation Steve explains what's new in the latest HMC and Virtual HMC interface and why you might want to use them.
This includes the new look, real time, system performance monitor, a must for anyone who wants to know just how busy your system really is.
He will also share some tips and tricks for getting the best out of your HMC and even gives you a tip on how you might just be able to get your HMC hardware for free.
http://powerwire.eu/five-reasons-to-love-your-hardware-management-console 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Founder & Managing Director, Rowton IT Solutions
Steve Bradshaw is the founder and managing director of Wolverhampton, UK-based Power Systems specialist Rowton IT Solutions, technical director of British IBM i user group i-UG (CommonGB) and a Technical author for PowerWire. He also sits on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CE... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 14

09:15

Manage Work Better with Better Work Management
The IBM i 7.2 and later releases include significant enhancements for managing temporary storage on IBM i; the management of temporary storage is now more robust and there are additional ways to determine what jobs are consuming temporary storage.  In addition to improved temporary storage management, both IBM i 7.2 and 7.3 releases have additional changes to better manage your IBM i.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Dawn May is a Senior Technical Staff Member for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dawn is the IBM liaison to the IBM i Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC). In this position she works with these client groups to organize and lead meetings and manage the requirements process. Dawn also works as a consultant within the Lab Services organization. Dawn has extensive experience on the IBM i development team. She is a frequent speaker and is also the author of the "i Can" blog, which you can find at... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 2

10:30

DevOps on IBM i
From Requirements to Execution - Within this presentation you will learn how the Jazz Platform can help you in order to establish DevOps together with IBM i

Speakers
avatar for Alexander L. Pawlik

Alexander L. Pawlik

Managing Director, CWI Softwaremigrations GmbH
Alexander L. Pawlik works more than 25 years in the area of application development. He is an internationally recognized expert in the area of Enterprise Modernization and was honored by IBM as one of the first worldwide IBM Champions for Rational Software. Today he is one of the... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
ROOM 8

10:30

"Modernization as a Service": Secure the digital transformation of your IBM i applications
Modernizing IBM i applications to meet your digital transformation needs is a strategic and risky topic. Today, many companies don’t have the skills and resources to implement these projects. ARCAD has designed an offering called: “Modernization as a Service” (MaaS), to transform IBM i applications at fixed cost and zero risk. This is made possible thanks to 4 key components: 1. Proven methodology 2. Automated regression testing 3. Automated transformation of source and database 4. Technology for creation of native-like web and mobile interfaces

Speakers
avatar for Floyd Del Muro

Floyd Del Muro

Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software
With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Business Development Manager for the ARCAD Software group. In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps and Enterprise Modernization projects on IBM i, from planni... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
ROOM 1

10:30

The Less Frequent RDi FAQs - More Stuff to Know!
RDi is a game changer and continues to improve how developers are maintaining and developing their applications everywhere.  And with the breadth of functionality there is almost never enough time to answer all of the questions at our sessions.   Here we will go through some of the most challenging and obscure questions and provide live demonstration to answer them.   Let’s learn together how RDi can further your productivity in ways you never thought possible.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

Founder and President, Central Park Data Systems, Inc
With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
ROOM 15/16/17

10:30

The Latest Power I/O Announcements
IBM has had a lot of Power I/O announcements over the past few months a lot more are planned to roll out over the future. This session chronologically goes through the most recent and more interesting announcements to bring you up to date. Content includes things like SSDs, HDDs, PCIe adapters, I/O drawers, PDUs and more. Industry trends and likely future I/O announcements are included. The presentation focuses on I/O ordered as a Power System feature code, not on I/O ordered separately as its own product like a SAN, tape library, FlashSystem, etc. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Olson

Mark Olson

WW Power Systems Offering Manager, IBM
Mark Olson is an IBM Power Systems World Wide Product Manager located in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently he is heavily involved with the definition of future Power Systems hardware products and the education of customers, IBMers, and IBM Business Partner sales personnel on new ha... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
ROOM 2

10:30

Brush up your IBM i security knowledge with the latest IBM i security enhancements
Nowadays data theft is not a question of "if" anymore. It is a question of "when" it will happen. Every company is affected, no matter what size.
This session introduces the most recent IBM i security enhancements in areas such IBM i base security, network security, database security,
auditing, etc. that can help you to properly protect your valuable business data. Many of the presented features and services are not well known if at all.
At the end of the session you will know what features are available to more or less transparently protect critical and sensitive data without impacting
the business applications. 

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Barlen

Thomas Barlen

Senior Managing Consultant Power Systems Security, IBM
Thomas Barlen is a Senior Managing Consultant and an OpenGroup Master Certified IT Specialist in Germany working for the European IBM Systems Lab Services & Training team. Since he joined IBM in 1982, he has held various technical positions including a three year assignment to IBM US. He has over 17 years of experience in IBM i networking and security. In 2008 Thomas expanded his work area also into the AIX security field. He is a frequent speaker at international technical conferences. Thomas helps customers with compliance projects, single signon solutions, cryptographic programming projects, security assessments, LDAP implementations, remediation projects, and more security projects in the IBM i and AIX environments. Thomas can be reached... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
ROOM 14

11:30

Lunch in Expo (Room 10/11)
Tuesday June 20, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
ROOM 1

12:30

Build a modern user interface using RPG, JSON and Extjs
Learn how you can use RPG tools (open source tools or IBM integrated webservices server) to build RPG programs which interact with a web-based UI built with a javascript framework such as Sencha Extjs. In this session wil show the tools and give some examples and demonstrate how to build a "work with" subfile application with a web interface.

Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
Koen Decorte is CEO of CD Invest, a Belgian ISV specializing in modernizing IBM i applications. Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to the internet. He developed a web-based application for real estate agencies on AS/400 back in 1996. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the open source EASY400 community... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
ROOM 8

12:30

Open-Source ILE Concepts
This session will cover the basics of what open-source is, how it's being used currently and what we can do to make ILE languages more open-source. It will go from moving RPG source to the IFS, integrating Git and how source change management can benefit your business.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Product Developer, Profound Logic
Liam is a young and innovative software developer who is currently a Product Developer at Profound Logic. Liam is interested in ILE, PHP, Node.js, .NET and open-source.


Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
ROOM 15/16/17

12:30

Achieving Extreme Availability: How Active-Active Replication Transforms your Business Continuity Strategy
Any business interruption creates the risk of revenue loss. One of the most effective ways to enable increased server availability and performance is to establish an active-active replication environment. Active-active replication configurations facilitate continuous operations, provide disaster recovery across an unlimited distance with a recovery objective of seconds to minutes, eliminate business interruptions during upgrades and maintenance, and provide the flexibility to optimize workload management. However, implementing an active-active replication solution is not trivial. The key to success lies in conflict detection and resolution. This presentation discusses the technologies and preparation required to implement an active-active architecture and explains how MIMIX enables you to achieve extreme availability.

Learning Points
• How active-active builds on traditional HA/DR replication topologies
• Benefits of active-active replication and how it works
• Challenges of implementing an active-active replication environment

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Leisse

Stephan Leisse

Solutions Architect, Vision Solutions
Stephan Leisse has over 25 years experience in the AS/400 - iSeries - IBM i world as a Freelance Contractor and Employed Consultant. Currently he works as a Solutions Architect for Vision Solutions in Munich, responsible for Presales of all Power related Vision products. In his... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
ROOM 1

12:30

What you need to know to upgrade to IBM i 7.2 & 7.3
When doing an upgrade to IBM i, there is more work involved in the planning of the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself. When you have done the planning, the actual upgrade is simple. We will cover planning tips, pre-requisites, and then post installation requirements. Your upgrade isn’t complete until this last step is done. While this presentation will focus on upgrading to 7.3, if you are upgrading to an earlier release (7.2 or 7.1), we will also cover those releases.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner deliver... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
ROOM 14

12:30

SQL for the Security Administrator
The pressures and expectations for the security officer have never been higher. 
Come to this session to learn how to use SQL to accomplish critical security tasks, including the ability to easily automate security policies.
You do not have to be an SQL expert to gain something from this session.
I will give you examples that you can take back and use. 
In the session, I will explain how the examples work and you'll leave with the skills necessary to be a better and more productive IBM i security officer.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
ROOM 2

13:45

IBM i Talks to Watson (repeated from Monday)
Did you know that Watson and IBM i can work together ? This session will review what is Watson and its importance in your business. We will then dive into the technology that allows you to connect your IBM i applications and data to Watson. There are a number of different options and we will be discussing each as we tour connecting IBM i and Watson. 

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

IBM i product offering manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the WW Product Offering Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
ROOM 8

13:45

IBM i Services the future of systems management
IBM i Services are perhaps the best kept secret of managing and monitoring IBM i. Relatively few users of our favourite platform know what they are and even fewer use them regularly. This is a crying shame as they are truly remarkable. IBM i Services can tell you in seconds what it takes a skilled system operator minutes or even hours to discover.
http://powerwire.eu/are-ibm-i-services-the-future-of-systems-management

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Founder & Managing Director, Rowton IT Solutions
Steve Bradshaw is the founder and managing director of Wolverhampton, UK-based Power Systems specialist Rowton IT Solutions, technical director of British IBM i user group i-UG (CommonGB) and a Technical author for PowerWire. He also sits on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CE... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
ROOM 14

13:45

Contributing to an Open Source project
Open Source Software is great, but how do you get started? In this session, we will take you through, step by step, the process for contributing to a GitHub project. We will also discuss the concepts we encounter along the way. 

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
ROOM 15/16/17

13:45

2017 State of IBM i Security
HelpSystems has audited thousands of IBM i servers over the past 14 years, gaining extensive, real-world insight into the deployment state of IBM i security controls.
The results of this wildly popular study, The State of IBM i Security, have revealed vulnerabilities that even auditors miss—providing invaluable insight in seven configuration categories:
• Network-initiated commands & data access
• Server-level security controls
• Profile and password settings
• Administrative capabilities
• Public accessibility to corporate data
• System event auditing
• Anti-virus protection
Study author and IBM i security expert Robin Tatam will discuss the current state of IBM i security and explain ways to fix the faulty configurations putting your system at risk.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, HelpSystems
Robin Tatam joined HelpSystems’ PowerTech division in 2009 extending an AS/400 and IBM i consulting career that extends more than a quarter century. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has consulted with domestic and international clients on security and compliance issues, rising rapidly to the top tier of IBM i security experts. He also has a strong background in midrange application development (RPG, CL, CGI) as well as systems administration. | | Mr. Tatam co-authored the IBM Redbook on System i data encryption and earned a seat on the... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
ROOM 2

13:45

Sponsored Session - CASE STUDY / Customer CASE : ASSURA – Figeas

Modernizing your database is the most fundamental strategic step towards the general modernization of your i environment. Yes, you need to re-engineer from DDS to SQL if you want take advantage of the significant DB enhancements that IBM continues to build into SQL (DDS has been “stabilized” for years!) But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A modern database also incorporates best practices such as Identities and Auditing Columns. It uses understandable, meaningful long names. It contains documented Relationships, maintains data integrity with Referential Integrity and Constraints, and obeys the rules of Normalization with one fact in one place.

These ambitious goals may seem like Mission Impossible, especially when put into the context of demanding real-life constraints that we are all familiar with:
• The production DB should be offline for the shortest period of time
• Existing programs to continue working as before — without recompiling — while new programs use the new modernized and normalized structures
• The implicit relationships should be automatically discovered instead of demanding the time and energy of key IT personnel
• The relationships should be implemented in the DB with the expectation that the DB will have integrity errors that must be found and fixed, and that programs that continue to cause errors should be traced.Learning Objectives:

In this session, we will use the example of Figeas a leading Swiss insurance company which used the services of Itheis, a Systems Integrator, and Xcase for i to successfully modernize their database despite the real-life constraints described above.


Speakers
avatar for Elie Muyal

Elie Muyal

CEO, Resolution Software
Elie Muyal is the CEO of Resolution Software. He has worked with databases for more than 30 years and he a world-renowned DB Modernization specialist. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technion Haifa, Israel and a M.S. in Operations research from Stanford... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
ROOM 1

14:45

Coffee Break in Expo (Room 10/11)
Tuesday June 20, 2017 14:45 - 15:15
ROOM 1

15:15

Using open source tools to modernize IBM i applications
Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
Koen Decorte is CEO of CD Invest, a Belgian ISV specializing in modernizing IBM i applications. Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to the internet. He developed a web-based application for real estate agencies on AS/400 back in 1996. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the open source EASY400 community... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
ROOM 15/16/17

15:15

Volvo and an everlasting relationship with IBM i
Want to hear about the latest example of Modernisation on IBM i? This session will inspire you! 

Speakers
avatar for Tjeu Bollen

Tjeu Bollen

Director, Beesda2


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
ROOM 8

15:15

IBM i 7.3 - Useful tips to ease a Sys Admin's life
Want to hear about the latest less known but useful gems in the IBM i v7.3 operating system?
In this session, Fabian Michel, Client Technical Architect at IBM Belgium will give you an overview of the latest useful tips and tricks to ease an IBM i system administrator’s life.
Have you ever dream to automate PTFs management on your system? Going from currency check, compare, download, apply and eventually cleaning the system? And all of this without any human intervention? This is just one example of what we will cover in this session.
There will be live demos using the latest IBM i Access Client Solutions.
Don't miss it!

Speakers
avatar for Fabian Michel

Fabian Michel

Client Technical Architect & Consulting IT Specialist, IBM
Fabian is an Expert Level Certified Consulting IT Specialist. He is acting as a Client Technical Architect for IBM Systems in Belgium. He holds a Masters’ degree in sciences of industrial engineering (M.Sc. Engineering) in electronics. His areas of expertise cover infrastructure solutions design, performance, virtualization, storage, and high availability. He has over 22 years of experience in the computing fields of Power Systems, IBM i, Linux, Open-Source solutions, and storage. Fabian wrote the very first paper about Flash Systems... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
ROOM 14

15:15

The top security risks auditors complain about and how to tackle them
There are typical security risks that Lab Services consultants find in almost every security assessment. Several of these findings are also risks that auditors complain about. It is not always obvious what security mechanisms and features can be used to address the identified risks. This session lists the most important issues and common misconceptions and shows how to address them based on feasible best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Barlen

Thomas Barlen

Senior Managing Consultant Power Systems Security, IBM
Thomas Barlen is a Senior Managing Consultant and an OpenGroup Master Certified IT Specialist in Germany working for the European IBM Systems Lab Services & Training team. Since he joined IBM in 1982, he has held various technical positions including a three year assignment to IBM US. He has over 17 years of experience in IBM i networking and security. In 2008 Thomas expanded his work area also into the AIX security field. He is a frequent speaker at international technical conferences. Thomas helps customers with compliance projects, single signon solutions, cryptographic programming projects, security assessments, LDAP implementations, remediation projects, and more security projects in the IBM i and AIX environments. Thomas can be reached... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
ROOM 2

15:15

Sponsored Session - Strategic decisions to save money on IBM Power Platform infrastructure. Cloud and agile IT Services in practice.

We’ll talk about how the Private/Hybrid Cloud and agile IT Services can influence the TCO of your IBM Power Platform infrastructure and increase service quality.

We will take you through the whole process of planning, developing, operating and maintaining a shared platform to significantly cut costs while boosting performance, scalability, flexibility and security on the same time.

Do you want to find out how we boosted performance by 30% and extended  the application availability by 15%? And how we lowered the number of maintenance windows to achieve the SLA at 99,95%? If yes then let's meet and greet during our presentation.



Speakers
avatar for Marcin Trzaskowski

Marcin Trzaskowski

Manager DataCenter, Comarch SA
Marcin has been working with AS/400, iSeries, i5, IBMi systems since 1999. He is an IBMi system enthusiast which is trying to convince everyone that this is "The" system. Held a couple of positions since he started his IT career in 1998, which drove him to be a Data Center Manager at Comarch but still likes to work with some green screens. Currently responsible for international projects within Comarch - starting from the sales perspective, through analysis and implementation. He can be reached at... Read More →
avatar for Karol Wieteska

Karol Wieteska

Sales Director, Comarch SA
For + 10 years Karol has been working as a Business Development Manager translating technical solutions to business executives and backwards. His prime task working with customers is to create and deliver competitive advantage thanks to technology and strategy mind shifts.   C... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
ROOM 1

16:30

What's New in DB2 for i
Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
ROOM 15/16/17

16:30

Blockchain - from concept to reality
Presentation of Blockchain concepts. Use cases will show how IBM helps to create Blockchain solutions with Power Systems

Speakers
avatar for Alain Cyr, Dr

Alain Cyr, Dr

Cognitive Systems Technical Enablement Leader, Europe, IBM


Tuesday June 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
ROOM 8

16:30

Backup in a HA/DR environment
Learn what to consider when running backups in a software replication, Full System Flash Copy and iASP Flash copy environment. In this session, you learn what to consider and how to run successful backups.

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Owner, van Helvoirt Automatisering
After having started as a System/38 programmer in 1986. In 1989 the switch was made to system programming and systems management. Being passionate about systems management he founded van Helvoirt Automatisering in 1993. Rudi enjoys helping IBM i customers ever since for running... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
ROOM 14

16:30

Promoting IBM i - Business & Technology
Your business runs some of its most critical workloads on IBM i –this is clear.  What’s not always so clear is how to educate your management, and those outside IT, of the significant value your business gets from their platform choice.  In this session, Steve Will, Chief Architect of IBM i, takes his extensive experience speaking to customer executives and gives you tips on how, and when, to promote the value of IBM i by focusing on the business value of the technology.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Tuesday June 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
ROOM 1

16:30

IBM QRadar - Go beyond SIEMS - outhink threats.
The global cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $2 trillion by 2019. In a world full of many threat actors, from cyber criminals to state-sponsored agencies, it is clear that the risks and the sophistication of the attacks are increasing.
As a result, securing and monitoring your data is becoming a more complex endeavor - one that can only be accomplished with full context and augmented intelligence.
During this session, you will discover how the QRadar Security Intelligence platform can help you stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated threats as well as meet mandatory regulations such as the GDPR.
Do not let your IBM i earn your organization a heavy fine and bad press!

Speakers
avatar for Johan Dieltjens

Johan Dieltjens

Technical Sales IBM Security, CISSP, IBM
Johan is an information security professional with over eighteen years of experience. | Prior to his current position he was a senior security consultant leading SIEM implementations at different customers. He enjoyed to be involved in the complete project cycle, from design, to implementation and integration in a Security Operation Center. | Johan his current role is technical sales lead at IBM Security in the BeNeLux with a focus on... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
ROOM 2

18:00

RECEPTION IN EXPO (ROOM 10/11)
Tuesday June 20, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
ROOM 1

19:00

CONGRESS DINNER
Tuesday June 20, 2017 19:00 - 22:00
ROOM 1
 
Wednesday, June 21
 

07:00

REGISTRATION (IN LOBBY)
Wednesday June 21, 2017 07:00 - 08:00
ROOM 1

08:00

Continuous Integration (CI): Building a strategy for IBM i using Git, Jenkins and JIRA
How can traditional IBM i development languages, like RPG, CL, DDS or even COBOL, be integrated into the process used by other development teams using modern open source tools like Jenkins, Git and JIRA?  Learn how to bring these typically disparate teams into sync, using the same tools and delivering changes together. 
You'll look at each part of the DevOps cycle and see how to accomplish this integration and what the challenges are, using open source tools across both IBM i and distributed systems. In particular, you’ll automate the most complex tasks like the dependency recompile (build) of specific IBM i technologies, such as ILE and DB2 SQL.  You’ll also explore DIY techniques like Web services for accessing APIs to leverage existing tools and the resources you already have.

Speakers
avatar for Floyd Del Muro

Floyd Del Muro

Business Development Manager, ARCAD Software
With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Business Development Manager for the ARCAD Software group. In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps and Enterprise Modernization projects on IBM i, from planni... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 15/16/17

08:00

Prototyping and wireframing for application success
Identifying, understanding and meeting end user needs is always a
challenge for designers. This session will show you how to create
mock-ups and prototypes that will help you quickly and easily tune your
application to user needs. The session will introduce you to tools and
techniques that can be a quick and easy game changer in your application
development cycle.

Learning Objectives:
Learn about the value of prototypes and mock-ups.
Learn how prototypes and mock-ups are used specifically to help fine-tune
software applications to end user needs.
See some of the tools and techniques used to create prototypes and
mock-ups.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Hampson

Nick Hampson

UI/UX Specialist, Newlook Product Manager, Fresche Legacy
Passionate about design and User Experience, Nick works with Fresche Legacy to provide customers with modernized IBM i systems that offer a more productive User Experience, especially in mobile devices. He has recently moved into the position of Product Manager for Newlook... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 8

08:00

**NEW SESSION** GDR (Geographically Dispersed Resiliency)

GDR is a very economical, simple to use disaster recovery solution based on the replication & restarting of virtual machines (VMs). In Oct 2017 we announced new enhancements like DR rehearsal which enables to you do a non-disruptive DR test by taking advantage of SAN storage point in time copy. GDR is a cloud enabled solution which supports AIX, Linux and IBM i. 


Speakers
avatar for Steven Finnes

Steven Finnes

Product Manager, IBM
Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 1

08:00

Power AI (Artificial Intelligence)
The co-designed PowerAI hardware and software can build learned models from images, speech, or other media in less time than prior generations of hardware and software. IBM’s latest Power servers come with an AI twist. Optimized for deep learning, a new so-called PowerAI toolkit will “help train the systems to think and learn in a more human-like way, at a faster pace".  Come and understand what is AI and how it efers to a collection of deep learning frameworks and algorithms specially adapted to Power.

Speakers
avatar for Alain Cyr, Dr

Alain Cyr, Dr

Cognitive Systems Technical Enablement Leader, Europe, IBM


Wednesday June 21, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 14

08:00

Top Ten Tips for IBM i Compliance & Auditing
Given the array of regulations that organizations face today, as well as the fact that auditors are becoming more demanding, it can be a complex and arduous process to achieve compliance. This session provides practical tips on how to efficiently report on relevant compliance information from static sources but also system and database journals, how to address the “powerful user activity tracking” requirement that is part of most regulations, and how to accurately audit all levels of access to your critical data. Includes latest IBM i improvements.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Marmorat

Guy Marmorat

CEO, Cilasoft


Wednesday June 21, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
ROOM 2

09:15

Application Modernization at Belfius Lease - a customer case
In this session, Jean-Pierre Geuens will explain you how EASI is modernizing the databases, web components and user interfaces at Belfius Lease and this without interrupting the current production environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Pierre Geuens

Jean-Pierre Geuens

Expert System Engineer - Partner, EASI
Since the beginning of his carrier at Appligen, Jean-Pierre has built solutions that make his customers more successful in running their business. With his multi-decade of expertise in the domain of databases, programming languages, user interfacing and tooling, he is very passio... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 8

09:15

Mobile Apps on IBM i with IBM MobileFirst & Bluemix - Live Demo
Modernize your applications with mobile solutions integrated with your IBM i applications and data, a starting point for any organizations having a Mobile strategy. Interactive Lecture & Demonstration 
Key words:  IBM i 7.3 ,POWER8, REST API , RPG, Java, MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8, Linux on Power,  IBM Bluemix.

Speakers
avatar for Benoit Marolleau

Benoit Marolleau

Infrastructure Architect, IBM
Benoit Marolleau is an Infrastructure Architect working at the IBM Client Center, Montpellier. He started in 2006 as a Java Developer & Business Process Analyst and joined the Power Systems Benchmark Center, helping customers and partners from all over the world in all industries in their Infrastructure transformation, with strong skills around Unix/Linux and IBM i, WebSphere performance, Stress Test... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 15/16/17

09:15

Creating an IT Facility Management Device

In our presentation, we will cover how we developed software for the SeSD (Server Supervision Device), which is based on the Raspberry Pi 3. We will present the short history of what started as a school project and the obstacles young developers face. We will spotlight the software we created in Python and the integration of the IBM i as a host for the Database and the Webpage. We both started working with the IBM I over a year ago and had the opportunity to keep working and developing our project.

 


Speakers
avatar for Felix Kasper

Felix Kasper

Student, Schule für IT
Felix Kasper is a young software developer who started working with the IBM i about a year ago. Around the same time he  began to work on the SeSD as a school project together with a few friends. | His interests include Python, RPGLE and Webdevelopment.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 2

09:15

Hardware Deepdive on Power S812, S814, S822 and S824 for IBM i
The most popular choice for a POWER8 server for smaller shops is the S814 or S824. The S812 is recently announced as the most entry server choice. The S822 is also used by MSPs to support smaller organizations. These are 1- or 2-socket servers with great performance and strong RAS characteristics. Though these servers support AIX and Linux as well as IBM i, the focus of this presentation will be features and options used by IBM i. Processor modules, memory, SAS bays, storage backplanes, PCIe slots and more will be covered. If you are the person newly charged to propose/configure/order these popular POWER8 Scale-out servers, this is a must attend session.  

Speakers
avatar for Mark Olson

Mark Olson

WW Power Systems Offering Manager, IBM
Mark Olson is an IBM Power Systems World Wide Product Manager located in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently he is heavily involved with the definition of future Power Systems hardware products and the education of customers, IBMers, and IBM Business Partner sales personnel on new ha... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 14

09:15

IBM i Authority Collection Service
Have you even wondered what Security Permissions you actually need as a bare minimum in order to let your users do their job?  Well, this is what this tool does, it monitors access to objects and logs what sort of access they need in order to use the applications they actually use, in the way they actually use them.

In short, no more guessing, no more giving users *CHANGE level access if they only need *USE and best of all no need to give users *ALL access just because you are not sure if one function they use might need it at some point.
http://powerwire.eu/ibm-i-7-3-authority-collection-services 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Founder & Managing Director, Rowton IT Solutions
Steve Bradshaw is the founder and managing director of Wolverhampton, UK-based Power Systems specialist Rowton IT Solutions, technical director of British IBM i user group i-UG (CommonGB) and a Technical author for PowerWire. He also sits on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CE... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
ROOM 1

10:15

Coffee Break in Expo (Room 10/11)
Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
ROOM 1

10:45

Field encryption on database level - Overview
With V7R1 IBM introduced FIELDPROC an exit point technology that makes it easier to encrypt field values in databases. In this session you will get an overview including data risks, What is FIELDPROC - and what not - setup of FIELDPROC, functions, performance impacts and practical considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Engel

Robert Engel

CEO, Raz-Lee Security GmbH
Robert Engel is as CEO of Raz-Lee Security GmbH in Germany responsible for Sales and Support of the Raz-Lee Products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Robert is skilled industrial business manager and has the commercial background for many of his IT projects. With more than 30... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
ROOM 2

10:45

Using Guardium V10 to track database activity on DB2 for i

Governance of the data center is a heavy burden.  The data that resides on DB2 for i has great value, and as such needs to be closely guarded. 

This session will be a deep dive into the IBM i and DB2 for i specific capabilities that are included in the IBM Security Guardium product. The Database Activity Monitor (DAM) for DB2 for i will be demonstrated. The architecture and FAQ will be covered.  The session will also include information about Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and more.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
ROOM 8

10:45

Cloud Storage Solutions for i
Cloud storage solutions for IBM i is a first step into transforming backup recovery operations to cloud based options. Cloud connect is an API that lets you connect to cloud providers such as SoftLayer  to conduct backup recovery operations and file sharing. Initially targeted at small customer environments, the solution lets IBM i clients begin the transition away from tape devices to the cloud. We discuss the offering, what it costs and the future roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Finnes

Steven Finnes

Product Manager, IBM
Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
ROOM 14

10:45

Introduction to the IBM i Performance Data Investigator
IBM Navigator for i has a rich set of performance tasks that include many traditional i performance management capabilities. It also has the ability to manage your performance data collections. The most exciting feature is the `Investigate Data` task, which provides the ability to graphically view your IBM i performance data through a browser interface; Collection Services, Disk Watcher, Job Watcher, and Performance Explorer data can all be 'investigated'. This session will go through the capabilities of the Performance Data Investigator, including an overview of many exciting enhancements that have been been added in the 7.2 and 7.3 releases. You will learn how to look at your performance data through the Performance Data Investigator, discover various IBM-supplied views of your performance data, and how you can use PDI for performance reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Dawn May is a Senior Technical Staff Member for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dawn is the IBM liaison to the IBM i Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC). In this position she works with these client groups to organize and lead meetings and manage the requirements process. Dawn also works as a consultant within the Lab Services organization. Dawn has extensive experience on the IBM i development team. She is a frequent speaker and is also the author of the "i Can" blog, which you can find at... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
ROOM 1

10:45

FLiP - An IBM i tool to easily assess your workload for Flash Storage adoption
Do you have long running batch jobs issues? Time windows issues? Or do you suspect having poor disk storage latencies? Does your business plan to move to Flash Storage in a near future? Are you considering internal SSDs or SAN Flash Storage? And want to know what is the best choice for you? If you answer yes to any of those questions, then FLiP is for you!
FLiP is a Technical Sales tool to help you assess the potential benefit of IBM Flash Systems for a given IBM i workload. It is meant to help you to find the best IBM i jobs candidates that would benefit the most from IBM Flash Systems technology. It will also try to estimate the performance benefit.
Don’t miss it!

Speakers
avatar for Fabian Michel

Fabian Michel

Client Technical Architect & Consulting IT Specialist, IBM
Fabian is an Expert Level Certified Consulting IT Specialist. He is acting as a Client Technical Architect for IBM Systems in Belgium. He holds a Masters’ degree in sciences of industrial engineering (M.Sc. Engineering) in electronics. His areas of expertise cover infrastructure solutions design, performance, virtualization, storage, and high availability. He has over 22 years of experience in the computing fields of Power Systems, IBM i, Linux, Open-Source solutions, and storage. Fabian wrote the very first paper about Flash Systems... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
ROOM 15/16/17

12:00

Ask the Experts (ROOM 10)
This panel of experts can answer most of any questions there is. Test them.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Founder & Managing Director, Rowton IT Solutions
Steve Bradshaw is the founder and managing director of Wolverhampton, UK-based Power Systems specialist Rowton IT Solutions, technical director of British IBM i user group i-UG (CommonGB) and a Technical author for PowerWire. He also sits on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CE... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

IBM i product offering manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the WW Product Offering Manager for IBM i. In this role, she works with the entire IBM i team to define the future of IBM i including the content for releases and technology refreshes. Her responsibilities include working with the IBM i sales, marketing, development and clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i Operating System and associated software products reflect their... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

DB2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. In addition to his development responsibilities, he is the IBM i developerWorks content manager and IBM i Technology Updates wiki owner. Scott is a freq... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. ... Read More →
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Dawn May is a Senior Technical Staff Member for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dawn is the IBM liaison to the IBM i Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC). In this position she works with these client groups to organize and lead meetings and manage the requirements process. Dawn also works as a consultant within the Lab Services organization. Dawn has extensive experience on the IBM i development team. She is a frequent speaker and is also the author of the "i Can" blog, which you can find at... Read More →
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Wednesday June 21, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
ROOM 1

12:30

Closing Session (Room 10/11)
Speakers
avatar for Shrirang

Shrirang "Ranga" Deshpande

President, COMMON Europe
Shrirang “Ranga” Deshpande, a third time IBM Champion, and Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ranga is President of COMMON Europe and Vice-President and Events Organizer of COMMON Belgium. He is Senior Advisor at the IT Executive Circle, a premier CIO think tank in Belgium and is actively engaged in the community as Honorary ICT Director at the Institut Jules Bordet, the Comprehensive Cancer Centre of the University of Brussels, Belgium. | Ranga sits on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) since its launch in 1991 helping IBM shape the future of IBM i. | With a doctorate in Biology, Ranga was Associate Professor, a... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 12:30 - 13:00
ROOM 1