IBM Systems Technical University

15 – 18 April 2019 | Dubai, UAE
Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Early Bird Saver Rate: AED 7.709 (excl. local VAT)

Available through March 15, 2019

Join us

Grow your skills with in-depth pure technical training at the IBM Systems Technical University in Dubai, UAE. 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 more than 230 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:

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

IBM TechU features skill-building sessions that are in demand and appeal to attendees who share a technical vision and curiosity. IBM TechU offers technical breakout sessions, roundtables, demos, hands-on labs, certifications, and more.


Topics:

IBM Power Systems

  • IBM AIX®, IBM I and Linux on Power
  • High Availability with IBM PowerHA®
  • SAP HANA and Modern Data Platform, Oracle, Open Source Database Solutions
  • Cognitive: HPC, IBM PowerAI, Data Analytics, Hortonworks
  • Security with IBM PowerSC™
  • Deep Dive Performance and Tuning
  • Power Virtualization and IBM Cloud™ Solutions With IBM PowerVM®, IBM PowerVC, IBM Cloud Private, OpenStack, Nutanix

IBM Storage and SDI

  • IBM FlashSystem®
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Software-Defined Storage
  • Security and Encryption
  • Server and Storage Hardware
  • Data Protection Archive and Backup
  • Object Storage
  • Networking

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 Power Systems and IBM Storage in a cloud, cognitive and big data world.

Attendees should plan to arrive on Monday 15 April in the morning. Registration opens at 8:00 on Monday. The opening session on Monday starts at 10:00. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions.


Registration details


Client, Business Partner, and IBMers rates

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate (Clients, Business Partners)
(Clients, Business Partners)
Available through March 15 AED 7.709
Standard Rate (Clients) Beginning March 16 AED 8.760
Standard Rate (Business Partners) Beginning March 16 AED 7.446
IBM employee rate Fixed price AED 7,446


Rate terms and conditions:

All rates shown are excluding local VAT.

Standard tuition rate for this event is AED 8.760. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Early Bird Rates end 11:59 PM on the date determined per event.

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

For further details contact the conference team.

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 March x, 2019.

Hotel accommodation and event policies:

Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai
-United Arab Emirates
Atlanta, GA 30303

Sofitel Dubai Downtown room

Hotel room rate (per room, VAT inclusive):
AED 700++ BB (Single) per night
AED 750++ BB (Double) per night

Sofitel Dubai Downtownt Lobby

Venue photos are owned by the designated property and are only representative of what you may see at the event.


The above mentioned room rates are quoted in UAE Dirhams, per room per night - Subject to 10% service charge, 7% municipality fees and 5% VAT - Subject to AED 20 Tourism Dirham Fee per room per night - Inclusive of complimentary buffet in our all-day-dining restaurant “Les Cuisines” - Inclusive of complimentary WiFi internet access in guestrooms and meeting space.


Event cancellation & substitution policy:

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registration by end of day March 4, 2019.

Within 30 days prior to arrival, all rooms cancelled, and no-shows will be subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of the contracted rate per room per night charged at the agreed rate for all room nights cancelled.

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.

Get certified!

Systems hardware and software certification exams will be offered at the special event rate of USD 100 per exam, up to a 50% discount over the testing center price. A complete listing of available IBM tests is available at the testing lab.

Certification tests are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and by appointment only. Tests are payable on site at the time of testing, using Visa, Master Card or American Express, which the test taker enters directly into the testing tool.

Some vouchers are accepted as payment for exams (for example, PGI/Specialty test vouchers, and IBM employee vouchers), but vouchers are not guaranteed to be accepted.

Potential test takers should prepare for their test(s) prior to the conference.


There you'll find test descriptions, including:

  • Certification job role names and descriptions to which the tests apply.
  • Test objectives measured on the tests.
  • Recommended educational resources.
  • Assessment and sample tests to help gauge your readiness for the actual exam.
  • Estimated time required to take the test.

Important notes on certification testing:

The same test may be taken by an individual only twice in a 30-day period. Both attempts may be taken at this event. For each test, test takers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, show their conference badge and one government issued ID with a recent photo (for example: passport, national ID, or driver license). All tests are closed-book containing multiple-choice questions. They are delivered in a proctored environment via a web-based tool.

Candidates should ensure they have a valid web account with Pearson Vue. While a testing ID is important, it is not needed to log in to take the exam. Candidates will need the user name and password for their Pearson Vue web account to log in to take their exam.

2019 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

Venue photos are owned by the designated property and are only representative of what you may see at the event.



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