IBM Systems Technical University

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Grow your skills with in-depth pure technical training at the IBM Systems Technical University in London, United Kingdom. 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

Architecting the Future – IT Leadership *NEW 2-day track

Attend sessions for innovative solutions, advanced architectures, modern data platforms and infrastructure for cognitive computing with IBM Z and Storage. Sessions are developed specifically for CTO's, Chief Architects and Innovation Managers. Sessions will be presented by IBM Distinguished Engineers - from Europe and from global development organizations, supported by IBM Systems Hardware executives and IBM Fellows for research.

Important: This track can also be attended as a standalone training on 14-15 May


z/OS for RookieZ track - We built it for you!

Organizations that depend on mainframes are experiencing a mainframe skills gap due to retiring baby-boomers. In parallel, the scale, complexity, and change in the mainframe environment continue to accelerate. Performance and capacity teams are a mission-critical function, and this performance skills gap represents a great risk to ongoing operations.

Take action today to bridge your skills gap. Send your early career IBM Z programmers and engineers to the z/OS for RookieZ track. This full week of sessions will enable your newer team members to get started and go deep on IBM Z with hands on training delivered by IBM Technical Training Instructors. But that’s not all.

IBM is partnering with Interskill to offer 53 of their Z mainframe e-learningg courses at no cost to attendees of the z/OS for RookieZ track. The Interskill courses will be offered prior to the event, on registration, and will be available for three months after the event.


Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 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 z14
  • IBM z/OS Ver 2.3
  • IBM z/VM Ver 6.4
  • Linux on z Systems
  • LinuxONE
  • IBM z/VSE
  • IBM Storage
  • Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning
  • Professional Development
  • Security and Pervasive Encryption
  • System Networking
  • CICS, IMS, WebSphere, APIs and Blockchain
  • DB2, Spark and Machine Learning for z/OS
  • DevOps and Application Development
  • Hybrid cloud

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

Enroll today!

IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) empowers you to implement solutions for IBM Z and IBM Storage for Z in a cloud, cognitive and big data world.

Attendees should plan to arrive on Sunday May 13 or Monday May 14 in the morning. Registration opens at 16:00 on Sunday, and at 8:00 on Monday. The opening session on Monday starts at 9:30. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions.


Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate (Clients, Business Partners) Available through March 31, 2018 £ 1.810
Standard Rate (Clients, Business Partners) Beginning April 1, 2018 £ 2.190
Academic organizations Available through May 14, 2018 £ 1.533
IBM employee rate Available through May 14, 2018 £ 1.810

Rate terms and conditions:

All rates shown are excluding local VAT.

Rate terms and conditions: Standard tuition rate for this event is £ 2.190. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Early Bird Rates end 11:59PM on the date determined per event.

You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount.

For further details contact the conference team.


Hotel accommodation and event policies

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your conference registration. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel.

Novotel London West

Novotel London West
Hammersmith International Ctre
1 Shortlands
London W6 8DR
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7660 0680

Novotel London West  room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Hotel room rate (per room, VAT inclusive)

Rate for single occupancy: £ 139

Rate for double occupancy: £ 149

Please note that we have negotiated a special rate at the hotel for conference attendees. Securing your room reservation within the IBM block includes breakfast and complimentary wireless access for the duration of your stay. Room availability in the IBM block is guaranteed until April 11, 2018.

Novotel London West pub

Event cancellation & substitution policy:

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day April 29, 2018. For cancellations received after April 29, 2018, registration fees will be fully charged.

Substitutions are permitted at any time; replaced attendees will not be subject to registration fee cancellation penalties.

To cancel your registration, please update your registration record by using the link received in your confirmation mail or contact us via email.

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

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

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

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