IBM TechU Comes to You

May 16 – 18 | Bogotá, Colombia

Full price: USD 1,200 (excluding taxes)

Join us

Grow your skills with in-depth technical training at the Casa Dann Carlton Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa Bogotá

Get the opportunity to:

Sharpen your expertise with over 70 sessions led by IBM product and industry experts

Experience the latest technology

Expand your professional network when you connect with product developers, industry leaders and IBM executives

Learn from your peers via panel discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 70 information-packed technical sessions and hands-on training delivered by top IBM developers and experts.


Attendees should plan to arrive Monday, 15 May in the evening or on Tuesday 16 May in the morning.


Registration opens at 7:00 on Tuesday. All sessions will be presented in English and Spanish and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

Full price: USD 1,200
(excluding taxes)

Solution Center

The Solution Center opens on Day 1 after the Keynote Session and stays open until 16:15 on Day 3.

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 address topics:

  • IBM z Systems
  • IBM PowerLinux
  • IBM Systems Storage
  • IBM Cloud
  • System Software
  • Architecture
  • And more!





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Attendees should plan to arrive Monday, 15 May in the evening or on Tuesday 16 May in the morning.

Registration fees

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions. It also covers coffee breaks, lunches 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

Type Price
Enroll until April 21st, 2017 (Early Bird Price) US$*
Clients, Business Partners and IBMers1
Clients with iVoucher2
Business Partners with Education Voucher3

Enroll after April 21st, 2017 (Regular Price) US$*
Clients, Business Partners and IBMers1
Clients with iVoucher2
Business Partners with Education Voucher1

Note: All prices shown are in American Dollar and excluding taxes and extra charges. Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (USD1,200).

Invoices will be issued after the event in your local currency.

  1. Tuition only for all days event and hotel not included
  2. Tuition + hotel single room included.
  3. Tuiton + hotel double room included.

Customers and Business Partners! By registering 3 participants, the 4th enrollment is Free! This promotion is applicable only for enrollment of the same type, same company and same country and it is not available for who have vouchers or other promotions.

* 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, Business Partners and IBMers:

Early bird: valid until April 21st. In the table above you can check the values by tuiton type.

Survey: participants who made the pre-registration have a special discount of 5% and need to confirm the registration until April 6th.

Customers and Business Partners:

Pay 3 Get 4: By registering 3 participants, the 4th enrollment is Free.

The promotion is applied for the same enrollment type and the same billing company only.


Alumni: Clients who attended any previous IBM Systems Technical University in Brazil or Colombia have a special discount of 6% until April 21st.

iVoucher: IBM i Clients who hold the IBM i vouchers has free entrance and hotel included.

PCTW: Clients who hold an PowerCare Tuition Waiver are eligible to get a free entrance.

Business Partners:

Education Voucher: 100% discount and hotel included (double room) for registrations until April 21st.

After this date, 80% discount on regular price and hotel is not included.

It is the requestor's responsibility to determine the type of visa they need to apply for, allow ample time to complete the application and ensure compliance with the parameters of the type of visa obtained, for their visit to Colombia to attend this conference. By submitting the request for an invitation letter, the requestor agrees to this.

Hotel accommodation and event policies

Hotel info

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your registration to the conference. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.

Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa Bogotá

Check-in time: from 3:00 PM
Check-out time: until 1:00 PM

Colombia room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

  • The rate for single occupancy is USD 113 * per night
  • The rate for double occupancy is USD 133 * per night

Note: *Room rates are shown in American Dollar and include taxes.

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Hotel Substitution and Cancellation Policy: Substitutions and cancellations must be made directly to the hotel 24 hs before the event

Substitutions can be made at any time.

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

Room Booking:

Remember, if your registration was made with a promotion code, voucher or funding that included hotel, your room is reserved with your registration. If your registration does not have this benefit, you are responsible for booking your accommodation.

Please put in the email subject: "RESERVA 2017 IBMTechu 16 al 18 Mayo"

Air and ground transportation


Airport Transfers

El Dorado International Airport offers local and international airlines, offering flights to all cities in Colombia and the rest of the world.

Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa is located 20 km and about 40 minutes from the airport.

The transportation from the airport to the hotel has to be arranged by the participant.

The payment should be done by the participant, this is not part of your registration.

Get certified!

Take advantage of certification testing and save up to 50% versus the standard pricing offered at Pearson-VUE centers.

The Professional Certification Program from IBM provides skilled sales and technical professionals an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in business solutions to the world. The program is designed to validate skills and proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. Professional certification instills confidence in your employer.

Your skills have been tested and demonstrated, enabling you to deliver higher levels of service and technical expertise than non-certified employees and move on a faster career track.

Professional certification puts you in control of your career

The Professional Certification Program from IBM provides a structured program leading to an internationally recognized qualification. The program is self paced, allowing you to select your role, advance and take tests at your convenience. Certification is achieved by completing exams that validate required skills and knowledge. Course recommendations are offered to help you prepare. All certifications require some level of field experience.

As a certified professional, you will receive a certificate of completion and certification mark for use in advertisements and business literature.

IBM professional certification

Certification is both a journey and a destination. It's a business solution. A way for skilled IT professionals to demonstrate their expertise to the world. It validates your skills and demonstrates your proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. The certification requirements are tough, but it's not rocket science, either.

It's a rigorous process that differentiates you from everyone else.

The mission of IBM Professional Certification is to:

  • Provide a reliable, valid and fair method of assessing skills and knowledge.
  • Provide IBM a method of building and validating the skills of individuals and organizations.
  • Develop a loyal community of highly skilled certified professionals who recommend, sell, service, support and/or use IBM products and solutions.
  • We are pleased to announce that certification testing will be available at this event.

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

The Solution Center opens on Day 1 after the Keynote Session and stays open until 16:15 on Day 2.

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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