IBM Systems Technical University

Standard Rate: AED 8,760

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Disruptive technologies like cloud and cognitive computing can impact your IT infrastructure. Learn how to build storage and server solutions that meet these infrastructure challenges and plan for future ones at IBM Systems Technical University (TechU).

Join us to grow your skills in IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage all in one location.

IT Leadership Forum *NEW 2-day track*

Standard Rate: AED 4,000

The IT Leadership Forum provides two days of comprehensive training for the skills that CIO's, CTO's, IT Directors, Operations Managers and other IT leaders need to expand the value that IT delivers to their business.

Topics include:

  • Embracing the adoption of digital transformation
  • Making IT a differentiator for your business
  • The pathway to cognitive
  • IBM design thinking

Sessions also cover professional development topics such as presentation and communication skills and building a more collaborative work environment. Spend two quality days with IBM executive consultants at the Dubai TechU and grow your leadership skills for today and the future.

Important: This track can also be attended as a standalone training.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Jamshid Vayghan

Dr. Jamshid Vayghan
Global CTO & VP, GBS ADM Innovation
- From IT Leaders to IT Heroes


A successful digital transformation involves building a flexible IT environment which is connected to customers, employees, developers, suppliers, and related businesses to build a flexible and scaleable business. Building such a flexible IT environment requires more than traditional IT Leadership. It requires IT Heroes! In this talk, I will specify the characteristics of IT heroes and a practical roadmap for IT leaders to become IT Heroes.

Dr. Axel Koester

Dr. Axel Koester
IBM Executive IT Specialist, Chief Technologist,
EMEA Storage Competence Center - IT in 10 years: Systems for Cognitive Workloads


The shape of IT is about to change dramatically with increasing "deep learning" solutions. What can be done today to be prepared for those new workloads, while automating and simplifying existing procedures to reduce human effort? Will there be a place for on-premises datacenters, or will everything become "cloud" eventually? How does IBM integrate "storage" and "cloud"?

Why attend?

TechU offers hundreds of focused, in-depth training sessions and labs delivered by IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers or product experts.

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 Storage and SDI
  • Delivering dynamic presentations
  • Creating a collaborative IT environment
  • Improving communication skills
  • POWER9 deep dive
  • Linux on Power Trends and Directions
  • IBM AIX and IBM PowerVM Trends
  • PowerAI installation : you will easily succeed in deploying DL framework
  • Create a private cloud in minutes with IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager
  • SAP HANA on Power Status Update and News
  • Security with PowerSC
  • HMC enhanced UI deep dive
  • GDR (geographically dispersed resiliency) for Power Systems

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!

Registration opens at 08:00 on Monday. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions and the Solution Center. It also covers meals, coffee breaks and networking activities mentioned in the event agenda. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included and are the attendee's responsibility.

Client and Business Partner rates - TechU

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate Available through February 28 AED 7,709
Standard Rate (IBM clients) Available through March 5 AED 8,760
Standard Rate Beginning March 1 AED 8,760
Business Partner Rate Available through April 23 AED 7,446
Business Partner PGI Voucher**
entitled BPs only
Available through April 23 AED 1,489
Business Partner Competency Voucher**
entitled BPs only
Available through April 23 AED 0
IBM employee Rate Available through April 23 AED 7,446

Client and Business Partner rates – IT Leadership Forum

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate Available through February 28 AED 3,520
Standard Rate (IBM clients) Beginning March 1 AED 4,000

**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:
Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (AED 8,760). Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. All prices shown are excluding VAT.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email that your enrollment is pending.

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.

Raffles Dubai

Raffles Dubai
13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city
United Arab Emirates
Phone: + 971 4 324 8888

Raffles Dubai room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

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

Rate for single occupancy AED 800 per night for Signature Rooms (70sqm).

  • Above room rates are subject to 10% municipality fee and 10% service charge
  • Tourism Dirham AED 20 per room per night to be applied
  • Above rates are quoted per room per night and applicable only for the number of rooms mentioned above
  • Buffet Breakfast and Internet is offered complimentary
Raffles Dubai garden

Event cancellation policy:

Substitutions and cancellations should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you need to log back in to the registration application.

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

Late cancellations (fourteen calendar days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee.

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

Reservations must be made directly to the hotel using below contact details.

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.
  • Candidates can register for new accounts, test, and update existing credentials on the Pearson Vue website.
2016 Solution Center

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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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