IBM Z Technical University

featuring z14 and pervasive encryption, LinuxONE, Blockchain and more

13 - 17 November 2017 | Washington, DC, Washington Hilton

Join us

Grow your skills with in-depth technical training at the IBM Z Technical University in Washington, DC. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

Get the opportunity to:

Sharpen your expertise with sessions led by IBM product and industry experts

Experience the latest technology via demos geared to all skill levels

Test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners in the Solution Center

Expand your professional network when you connect with product developers and industry leaders

Learn from your peers via networking sessions and discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

Why attend?

The agenda will include nearly 300 information-packed technical sessions delivered by top IBM developers and experts.

Ensure you don't get left behind by gaining new skills to harness the power of IBM Systems technologies. Whether you are a service provider or IT manager - you need to become agile and responsive.


Who should attend:

  • IT Executives & Business Managers
  • Data Center Managers
  • Technical Support Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Systems & Application Programmers
  • IT Architects
  • Hardware Planners & Capacity Planners
  • Performance Analysts
  • Systems, Database & Storage Admins
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Other IT Professionals

Speakers topics:

  • IBM Z
  • IBM z14
  • IBM z/OS
  • IBM z/VM
  • Linux on z Systems
  • LinuxONE
  • IBM z/VSE
  • IBM System Storage
  • Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning
  • System Networking
  • CICS, IMS, WebSphere, APIs and Blockchain
  • DB2, Spark and Machine Learning for z/OS
  • DevOps and Application Development
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Security
  • And more!

Join us at the Solution Center:

  • Learn about new products and services
  • Explore cutting-edge demos from IBM and top vendors
  • Meet face-to-face with hundreds of potential clients and vendors
  • Assess the competition and solidify your position in the marketplace
  • Network with industry colleagues and build relationships with important decision-makers

Thank you to all of our sponsors

Platinum Sponsor:

IBM Z
TechData

Gold Sponsors:

IBM Systems Media
zCost Managemen

Silver Sponsors:

ASG Technologies
IBM Analytics
Intellimagic
Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Bronze Sponsors:

21st century
Action SW
Brocade
CAS SW

Circle Software
Innovation Data Processing
Interskill Learning
Model9

Optica Technologies, Inc.
IBM Systems Lab Services
Rocket
RSM Partners

Software Engineering of America
Trident
Velocity SW

Three special offers!

1. Three for Two

  • Have two people from your company register at full tuition for the same event.
  • Work with your sales person to get the third person nominated for a pass. (Any client receiving a free pass must go through legal review and be approved.)
  • Once the free pass is approved, the third person will receive a promotion code to use on their registration form and tuition will be waived.

Note: This offer does not apply to employees of Government Owned Entities (GOEs)

*The contents of this document (including currency OR pricing references which exclude applicable taxes) are current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Standard tuition rate for this event is $2,495. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts.

To take advantage of the 'Buy Two Get One Free' promotion, all attendees must be from the same company, register at full price and attend the same event. Each registration requires that credit card information is entered regardless of the payment type. The credit card guarantees the registration until the discount eligibility is verified. For further details contact the registration team. *Note: This offer does not apply to employees of Government Owned Entities (GOEs).

2. Use a Business Partner PGI Voucher for registration and pay $0 copay!

3. IBM Business Partners can register with an education voucher or pay full tuition, and bring a client at no charge**

  • Register for a Technical University using your Business Partner Education Voucher number or pay full $2,495 tuition. (If you have voucher questions, please contact Celeste Tesoro at (ctesoro@us.ibm.com)
  • Once you've registered, send an email to Celeste Tesoro (ctesoro@us.ibm.com)
  • Complete the application and return to Celeste Tesoro (ctesoro@us.ibm.com)
  • Once you get the promotion code, forward to your client to use when registering.

**Note: This offer does not apply to employees of Government Owned Entities (GOEs)


Registration details

Should you require assistance, please contact the registration team:

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern


Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Standard Rate Beginning August 14th USD 2,495
Business Partner PGI Voucher**
entitled BPs only
Available through Oct 20th USD 0
Business Partner Competency Voucher**
entitled BPs only
Available through Oct 20th USD 0
IBM employee rate Available through Oct 20th USD 2,095

**Paying by Business Partner Education Voucher
If you plan to use a PGI or Competency Voucher for this event you must register for the conference and provide your voucher number in the voucher number field on the registration form.

You will be notified within 48 hours if your voucher is not validated.

Rate terms and conditions:
Rate terms and conditions: Standard tuition rate for these events is USD 2,495. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Super Saver and Early Bird Rates end 11:59PM Eastern time on the date determined per event.

You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount. Any discount will be applied when the credit card is billed. For further details contact the registration team.


Hotel accommodation and event policies

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-483-3000

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Hotel room rate: USD 284 per night.

Please note that we have negotiated a special rate at the hotel for conference attendees.

Securing your room reservation within the IBM block entitles you to complimentary wireless access for the duration of your stay.


Event cancellation policy:
To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registration by end of day September 17th, 2017. For cancellations received after September 17th, registration fees will be fully refunded less a USD 200 administrative fee.

Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after October 8th, 2017. Substitutions are permitted at any time; replaced attendees will not be subject to registration fee cancellation penalties.

To cancel your registration, please call or contact us via email. Please reference your registration confirmation number on your cancellation request.

2016 Solution Center

Join us at the Solution Center:

  • Learn about new products and services
  • Explore cutting-edge demos from IBM and top vendors
  • Meet face-to-face with hundreds of potential clients and vendors
  • Assess the competition and solidify your position in the marketplace
  • Network with industry colleagues and build relationships with important decision-makers

The Solution Center opens on Tuesday morning and stays open until 18:45 on Wednesday.


Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor?

Being a sponsor offers you:

  • An opportunity to generate revenue by closing existing deals and developing new opportunities with C-level executives, directors, managers and other decision makers
  • An environment for building brand awareness
  • Participation in a sponsor panel and a venue for presenting to potential customers
  • A booth in the vibrant Solution Center where attendees can learn more about your products and services
  • Options to customize your booth space or use fully turnkey packages



Quick Glance


Keynote speaker:

Mark S. Anzani

Mark S. Anzani
Vice President for Strategy, Z
IBM Corporation

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