IBM Systems Technical University

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Don't get left behind — learn to leverage disruptive technology trends like cloud and cognitive at the IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) in Hollywood. With more hands-on labs than ever, you can go deep on the latest IBM Z functionality in security and pervasive encryption, DevOps, Blockchain, CICS, IMS and MQ, just to name a few.

Join us for the most comprehensive technical training event on IBM Z and Storage. You'll learn how to plan, architect, install, configure, migrate, operate and tune your IBM infrastructure for today and tomorrow. Train to stay ahead with IBM Systems TechU.


What's new at TechU!

With more than 300 information-packed technical sessions delivered by top IBM developers and experts, you’ll find out about new technologies and functionalities to get the most out of IBM Systems and Storage.


Topics:


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z/OS for Rookies

Send early career IBM z/OS programmers and engineers to this new combined face-to-face and e-learning offering.

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Professional and Leadership Development training

Flex your right brain with hot leadership and professional development topics.

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Linux Topics on IBM Z or LinuxONE Rookies Track

Get started and go deeper with hands on training.. Designed to shape you as a Linux Pro!


Get the opportunity to:

  • Sharpen your expertise with 100s of sessions led by IBM Distinguished Engineers and product experts…the A-team of the IBM Systems community
  • 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


Keynote speakers:

Randy Frerking

Randy Frerking
Cloud Platform
Distinguished System Engineer
Walmart

Rich Jackson

Rich Jackson
Principal Systems Engineer
Walmart

Session Title:

It’s dangerous to go alone…Hey Mainframe Open Up!

Abstract:

Openness, sharing, and collaboration are increasingly being used to improve the working experience and quality of results in various fields. Some areas that are benefiting from these attributes include research, education, process improvement, and software development. However, these qualities are not typically associated (and sometimes even actively disassociated) with the mainframe environment. That perception doesn’t need to be the reality, though. In this session, we will explore how the concepts of openness, sharing, and collaboration can be leveraged to benefit the mainframe community.

Bio:

Randy Frerking is responsible for designing and developing foundational services to satisfy various IT and business requirements and promoting innovation throughtout Walmart’s IT organization. He primary focus is z/OS cloud and enterprise software development. Randy has more than 38 years of CICS and mainframe middleware experience with 11 years at Walmart.

Rich Jackson is responsible for the design, development and operation of foundational managed services that enable application developers to satisfy an array of business needs. He regularly speaks on topics such as cloud computing, services and DevOps as they relate to enterprise mainframe environment. Rich’s background includes storage and z/OS management, grid computing, HA/DR implementations and service delivery. His experience with large scale, global IT operations provides a perspective that is highly valued among his peers.


Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson
Technical Director,
RSM Partners

Session Title:

Dark Data, The Dark Web and Mainframes…What are you talking about?

Abstract:

Mark will discuss the threats to mainframe users from the dark web. Where do you think your data could end up if it was stolen, the dark web perhaps? How much is a single credit card worth on the dark web? What about your data, do you know where all your sensitive data is? How about the data that the dev or support team copied for some testing and didn’t obfuscate, shall we call that “Dark Data”… Dark Data: The multitude of copies of Production data that we have completely forgotten about! How much of our Production data is actually residing in the non-production datasets for testing? How much “Dark Data” do we have…… What about when these datasets are backed up or even archived…. Mark will explain the risks involved and also describe a solution for a data centric security world.

Bio:

Leading the world's largest mainframe infrastructure team, Mark draws on more than 35 years' experience in diverse client and business partner environments. Mark’s deep insight and solutions-driven approach is highly valued by RSM clients, IBM and third-party partners alike. Widely regarded for his mainframe security specialism, Mark also leads the RSM Security Practice.

Enroll today!

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

Attendees should plan to arrive on Sunday October 7, 2018. Registration is from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Sunday October 7. The opening session on Monday starts at 8:30 AM. Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions.

IBM SPECIAL HOTEL RATE is not guaranteed after October 1st.


Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Standard Rate (Clients, Government) Available through October 12 USD 2,495
Business Partners Available through October 12 USD 2,495
Business Partners with PGI Voucher Available through October 12 USD 500
IBM Employee Rate Available through October 12 USD 2,495

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. Early Bird Rates end 11:59 PM 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

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.

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Hotel room rate (per room, VAT inclusive)

Diplomat Resort Guest Room Rate: USD 269

IBM SPECIAL HOTEL RATE is not guaranteed after October 1st.

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.

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The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood pool

Room Policies
Tax is not included

Tax Policy
Room Rates shown do not include 1% Tourism Levy (subject to change). Total room charges presented on the website will include all room fees and taxes.

Cancel Policy
To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day August 13, 2018. For cancellations received after August 13, registration fees will be fully refunded less a USD 200 administrative fee.

Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after September 3, 2018. 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.


Event cancellation & substitution policy:

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day August 13, 2018. For cancellations received after September 3, 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

Thank you to all of our sponsors:

Platinum:


Silver:

Interskill Learning
Infotel Corporation

Bronze:

ASG Technologies

Exhibitor:

21st Century Software
Action Software International
Broadcom
Chicago-Soft Ltd.
Model9
NewEra Software, Inc.
Optica Technologies, Inc.
ProTech
Redbook
Trident Services
Software Engineering of America
Vanguard Integrity Professionals

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

Who should attend:

This conference is intended for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners and IBM employees:

  • System Z and Storage
    • Engineers
    • Architects
    • Administrators
    • Specialists
  • New z/OS users
  • Systems Programmers
  • Network Administrators
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Other IT Professionals

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


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