IBM Systems Technical University

Join us

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® Z®, IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage and Cross IBM all in one location.

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:

  • Architecture
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Power 9
  • Linux on Power Systems
  • IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure
  • System Networking
  • System Software
  • Analytics and Big Data

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

Z/OS for Fast Start - 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 Rookies 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-learning courses at no cost to attendees of the z/OS for Rookies track. The Interskill courses will be offered prior to the event, on registration, and will be available for three months after the event.

2018 University Day

University Day for Students and Faculty/Educators - August 21, 2018

IBM works with students, professors and businesses around the world to ensure that the next generation of mainframe experts will be ready to leverage the superior security, availability, scalability, and efficiency of the mainframe. The University Day at the IBM Z TechU in Sao Paulo is an opportunity to bring together local and regional academic communities with IBM researchers and developers. The day's agenda consists of a main hall presentation combined with lecture and panel sessions with a focus on the IBM Z Mainframe.

Enroll today!

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

Attendees should plan to arrive on Monday or the other days in the morning. Registration opens at 05:00 PM on Monday and 08:00 AM to the other event days. All sessions will be presented in Portuguese and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions.

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.

Registration details

Client, Business Partner, and IBMers rates

Type Price

Early Bird rate extended through July 20, 2018 (Early Bird Price)

Business Partners with Education Voucher3 0
Client with iVoucher2 0
Clients, Business Partners and IBMers1 3.300

Enroll after July 20, 2018 (Regular Price)

Business Partners with Education Voucher1 900
Client with iVoucher2 0
Clients and Business Partners1 4.500
IBMers1 3.300

Day pass


Rate terms and conditions:

  1. Tuition only for all days event and hotel not included
  2. Tuition + hotel single room included
  3. Tuition + hotel double room included
  4. If you plan to use Business Partners Education Vouchers (PGI or Specialty voucher) for this event you must register for the conference and provide your voucher number on the registration form.


Clients and Business Partners:

Early bird: rate extended through July 20th. In the table above you can check the values by tuition type.

Survey: participants who made the pre-registration have an additional special discount of 5% during the early bird period.


Alumni: Clients who attended previous IBM Systems Technical University in Latin America have an additional special discount of 6% during the early bird period.

IVoucher: IBM i Clients who hold the IBM i vouchers has 100% discount to tuition and hotel.

PowerCare to Cloud Rewards: Clients who hold an PowerCare Tuition Waiver are eligible to get 100% discount to tuiton.

Business Partners:

Education Voucher: 100% discount and hotel included (double room) for registrations until July 7th. After this date, 80% discount on regular price and hotel is not included.

Rate terms and conditions:

Note: All prices shown are in Reais ( BRL ) and excluding taxes. As a reference, Brazilian companies will be charged additional 14,25% of taxes.

Invoices will be issued after the event. In case you are not in Brazil, the IBM local office will be issued your invoice in your local currency.

Discounts are not cumulative.

Substitutions and cancellations:

Substitutions can be made at any time.

It should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you need to log back into the registration application.

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

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 or via your travel agency.

SP Hotel Pool

Hotel Tauá Atibaia
Rod. Dom Pedro I, 86 km - Rio Abaixo, Atibaia – SP
Phone: (11) 4416-5009

SP hotel room

IBM negotiated room type and rates
Please note that we have negotiated a special rate at the hotel for conference attendees. Your room reservation is not part of your event registration.

Rate for single occupancy: BRL 658
Note: Room rates are per room per night

SP hotel event hall

Select Hotel Tauá Atibaia, select “Código de grupo” and use the promocode 85342

Event cancellation & substitution policy:

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day July 20, 2018.

Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after July 20, 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.

Get certified!

The first 40 Systems hardware and software certification exams will be offered complimentary to IBM Business Partners and Clients as part of the event registration. 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.

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

Thank you to all of our sponsors:


Tech Data



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 the Solution Centre 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

IBM Systems Technical Events LinkedIn Group

View event highlights - Connect with attendees and tech experts - Articles and more!