IBM Systems Technical University

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Grow your skills with in-depth pure technical training at the IBM Systems Technical University in Johannesburg, South Africa. 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 150 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.

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Activities for IBM Business Partners

Special sessions, luncheons and more are available exclusively for IBM Business Partners.

Who should attend:

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

  • 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, and more.


IBM Power Systems

  • IBM POWER9 and Futures
  • IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux on Power
  • Power Virtualization and Cloud Solutions with PowerVM, PowerVC, IBM Cloud Private, OpenStack, Nutanix
  • SAP HANA and Modern Data Platform, Oracle, Open Source
  • Database Solutions
  • Cognitive: HPC, PowerAI, Data Analytics, Hortonworks
  • Security with PowerSC
  • High Availability with PowerHA
  • Deep-dive Performance and tuning


  • IBM z14 and Pervasive Encryption
  • z/OS, z/VM and Linux on Z
  • LinuxONE
  • IBM Z Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning
  • CICS, WebSphere, APIs and Blockchain
  • Db2, Spark and Machine Learning for z/OS
  • IBM Z DevOps and Application Development
  • Hybrid Cloud and IBM Z


  • IBM FlashSystems
  • 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, IBM Z and IBM Storage in a cloud, cognitive and big data world.

Attendees should plan to arrive on Tuesday September 11 in the morning. Registration opens at 8:00 on Tuesday. The opening session on Tuesday starts at 9:45am. 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, Government) Available through August 10, 2018 ZAR 25.225
Standard Rate (Clients, Government) ZAR 28.665
Business Partners ZAR 19.890
Business Partners with PGI Voucher ZAR 4.890

Rate terms and conditions:
All rates shown are excluding local VAT.

Rate terms and conditions: Standard tuition rate for this event is ZAR 28.665. 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.

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Hotel room rate (per room, VAT inclusive)

Hyatt Guest Room SGL Rate: ZAR 2650

Hyatt Guest Room DBL Rate: ZAR 3000

The above rates are:

  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR), quoted per room per night
  • 10% VAT and local taxes not included - Inclusive of a Full Buffet Breakfast in oneNINEone Restaurant, Excluding Room Service and a la carte orders.
  • Exclusive of 1% tourism levy
  • Hyatt Standard WIFI internet access in all public areas and guest rooms. Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date (15th of August 2018) in order to be eligible for the group rate.
Hyatt Regency Johannesburgg Lounge

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
Guests must cancel their reservations at least 5 business days prior to check in to avoid a cancellation fee amounting to their full reservation (Full Cancellation). The Hyatt will accept replacement names to avoid the cancellation fee and Hyatt will also make every attempt to resell any cancelled rooms. In the event that a guest does not check in on the first date of their reservation (No Show), the guest is subject to a fee equivalent to 100% of the nightly room rate.

Children Policy
Children under 12 years stay free, breakfast charged at R90 between the ages of 3 and 12.

Secure a room:

To book your hotel accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, please contact Mrs. Basi Rabothata and mention IBM Group Code: G-IB15

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 May 5, 2018.

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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