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Sunday, June 17
 

12:00

Welcome Registration
Sunday June 17, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
Expo

13:00

Modernize RPG Applications
This Workshop will show you how modern programming practices and tools can transform your old monolithic RPG applications into a modern, highly modularized form that will position your business for the future. Rather than just throw hours of theory at you, this seminar takes a sample application and follows it through the process of converting from RPG/400 or basic RPG IV to full usage of RPG IV and ILE features, modularizing the code, adding DB2 UDB features and preparing applications for use with a graphical or browser-based interface.AgendaModernizationThe right toolsThe Sample ApplicationMaking use of RPG IVMaking Use of the Database(Triggers and Referential Integrity)Real RPG - SubproceduresMaking Use of ILESubprocedures in Service ProgramsBeefing Up With SQLExternalizing

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
Orchidea A

13:00

Creating and Consuming JSON with SQL
Abstract: JSON (Java Script Online Notation) is a data exchange format like XML, however JSON is simpler, less verbose and can be faster parsed than XML. In this way JSON becomes more and more important especially when data is exchanged by RESTful web services. The use of XML declines in favor of JSON. With Release 7.3 TR 3 a bunch of scalar and aggregate functions were integrated into SQL, for generating JSON objects, arrays and for combining JSON components into complete documents. The JSON_TABLE tables function for consuming JSON data was already introduced with Release 7.3 TR 1. With the JSON_TABLE table function JSON documents can be parsed, converted into a relational representation and data picked specifically out. Additional scalar functions allow SQL to directly access JSON documents located within the IFS (Integrated File System) or in source physical file members. Last but not least IBM provides SQL http-functions for getting access to web services. In composition with the JSON_TABLE function the JSON answers returned by web services can be consumed within a SELECT-Statement.Learning Objectives:Get an introduction into JSON basics. Learn how JSON object and arrays can be generated, concatenated or nested and composed into JSON documents. Discover how JSON documents located in either the IFS or a column of a table or JSON answers returned by web services can be parsed with the JSON_TABLE table function, converted into a relational representation and data specifically selected. You"ll also get an overview over the new http-functions and how to use them for getting access to web services.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
Orchidea B

13:00

Experience Db2 Web Query First Hand!
You've heard about it, maybe you've even seen it before. But this constantly evolving product has moved from Query/400 modernization into powerful data discovery, data warehousing, and even integration with Watson. Come get some experience with Db2 Web Query for i - then feel the POWER!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Mack

Doug Mack

Consultant LAB Services, IBM
Doug Mack is a DB2 for i Analytics Consultant in IBM’s Power Systems Lab Servicesorganization, employed by IBM in the United States.Doug currently leads the Analytics team for the DB2 for i Lab Services team deliveringQuery/400 modernization, DB2 Web Query, Data Warehouse design... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
Gerbera B

13:00

Connect to Watson from IBM i
Expand your knowledge and learn from examples of real life applications how to integrate Watson API's in your applications. Using Watson API's such as translate, visual recognition and speech to text, we will explore different techniques using RPG and SQL to connect to Watson

Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
Koen Decorte is CEO of CD Invest, a Belgian ISV specialized in modernizing IBM i applications.Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to the internet,AS/400/IBM i and open source applications. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
Promenada

13:00

iDoctor for IBM i Deep Dive
iDoctor is the best tool for doing deep dive performance investigations on IBMi. iDoctor gives you a good graphical understanding about your performance data. This can be when you are looking at Collection Services data and Job Watcher data, but also PEX (Performance Explore) data.Wait accounting will be reviewed, so you understand how IBM i can make it possible to collect performance data used for deep diving into partition and your applications.You will see practical examples of iDoctor analyzing Collection Service data, Job Watcher data and PEX data, so you can get very deep information about bottlenecks and issues in jobs/threads that can help you solve performance problems.Before the conference, you are welcome to contact the speaker at morten.buur.rasmussen@dk.ibm.com to request your own data to be analyzed during the session. Before the conference, you will be guided through the collection of data, so that is ready for the conference. All type of performance problems can be analyzed via iDoctor.

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power performance specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe. | Morten has 32 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer. | Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
Board 101

13:00

Play Time with IBM i Mobile Access
Managing your IBM i as well as providing user access from any mobile device (cell phones and tablets) is becoming more and more of a requirement for many businesses. During this session we will take a look at Mobile Access, highlighting some of the latest enhancements made and learning what is available. Most of this sessions is Live Demo. You will have opportunities to interact with the solution your self on your own Mobile Device, becoming more familiar with the 5250 interface, running SQL Queries, interacting with Printed Output, the IFS and more. Bring your mobile device and learn how to access your IBM i....in class! We will spend time helping you understand the best practice for administering and managing this solution in your shop. Play time is here!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 13:00 - 17:00
Gerbera A

17:30

 
Monday, June 18
 

07:30

Welcome Coffee in Expo
Welcome Coffee in Expo

Monday June 18, 2018 07:30 - 08:00
Expo

08:00

Congress Opening and Sponsor/Exhibitor speed dating
Opening Session

Speakers
avatar for Ranga Deshpande

Ranga Deshpande

President, COMMON Europe


Monday June 18, 2018 08:00 - 08:30
Irys

08:30

IBM Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Ian Jarman

Ian Jarman

Business Unit Executive, Power Systems Lab Services, IBM
A leader in the IBM Systems community, Ian has managed IBM's worldwide portfolio of IBM PowerSystems software products, including AIX, IBM i, Linux, PowerVM and PowerHA. His specialties includeworldwide brand and product management for enterprise IT systems, software and services... Read More →
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday June 18, 2018 08:30 - 09:30
Irys

09:45

That free alternative editor
Learn about ILEditor, free IDE for ILE development which allows for fast development within your existing environment. We'll cover where it came from, it's features and functionality and what's in the future for it.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Founder, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan is a young software developer who has been working with the platform since 2014. He focuses on DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PASE and open source, among other things. In his "spare" time, he creates tools, such as the ILEditor, that make IBM i development more intuitive for... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 09:45 - 10:45
Promenada

09:45

Upgrading your plan to upgrade to IBM i 7.2 or 7.3
IBM i 7.1 end of support occurs on April 30, 2018.Now is the time to put plans in place to upgrade to IBM i 7.2 or IBM i 7.3.In this session, Scott will explain the major features and functions that exist within these releases.You will leave this session with a firm grip on the benefits to be gained on the latest and greatest IBM i has to offer.Attend this session to move your IBM i plans from Coach to First class.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 09:45 - 10:45
Orchidea B

09:45

Five Easy Steps to get a Quick Start with Db2 Web Query
You've heard about Db2 Web query but challenged with how to get started with this robust Business Intelligence software that you probably already own. In this session, we'll discuss the new EZ-Install package, and all that includes, and provide hints and tips to getting FAST value to ease your data gathering pains!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Mack

Doug Mack

Consultant LAB Services, IBM
Doug Mack is a DB2 for i Analytics Consultant in IBM’s Power Systems Lab Servicesorganization, employed by IBM in the United States.Doug currently leads the Analytics team for the DB2 for i Lab Services team deliveringQuery/400 modernization, DB2 Web Query, Data Warehouse design... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 09:45 - 10:45
Gerbera A+B

09:45

Group By, Having and Multi-dimensional Grouping
Agenda: An SQL SELECT can be much more than a simple SELECT * FROM query. Among others it includes with the GROUP BY clause a powerful data aggregation capability. A bunch of aggregate functions allows to count or summarize rows, to calculate the average over multiple rows, to determine the minimum and maximum row value. The GROUP BY clause may be widely known and used, but the HAVING clause which goes hand in hand with the GROUP BY is often a mystery. There may be other secrets waiting for being revealed "¦ or did you know you can create all kinds of sub-totals and grand-total with an SQL GROUP BY?Lerning Objectives:In this session you"ll learn the basic use of the GROUP BY and HAVING clauses as well as the use of multiple aggregate functions. You"ll also discover how NULL values can affect the result returned by aggregate functions. It will be demonstrated how easily all kinds of sub-totals and grand-totals can be built. You"ll also learn how to use the CASE clause for building pivot tables.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 09:45 - 10:45
Orchidea A

09:45

GSI: hybrid cloud service for IBM Power environments already available in Poland

GSI is secure, scalable and flexible hybrid cloud service offering dedicated for regulated markets (banking, public). This new service was developed and is hosted in Poland by IBM Services team. The solution is fully complimentary to standard IBM Cloud public offering. Being managed locally the solution offers flexible contract terms and non-standard functionalities required by local regulations. GSI is leveraging leading orchestration (OpenStack) and virtualization technologies (PowerVM, KVM, VMware) on top of IBM enterprise platforms (Power, SVC). According to the implementation team best knowledge this is the first successful IBM “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” cloud offering for all operating systems available on IBM Power platform.

During the presentation you will get familiar with business and technology project background and plans for future service development directions.


Speakers
avatar for Krzysztof Grzęda

Krzysztof Grzęda

GSI Offering Development, IBM
Krzysztof Grzeda | Experienced leader of technical and sales teams. Focused on innovative business solutions based on IBM infrastructure, cloud and application development services. Passionate about building bridges between modern technologies and effective development of IT professionals... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 09:45 - 10:45
Irys

09:45

Athene - cross-platform Capacity Management
Athene® enables your organization to take a proactive approach to implementing effective capacity management across your entire enterprise by identifying both over- and under- utilized resources, whether on-premise or in the cloud, to provide a 360 degree view into your IT services and infrastructure, helping lower costs and minimizing risk.

Speakers
avatar for Mariusz Gieparda

Mariusz Gieparda

Manager, Sales Engineering EMEA & APAC, Syncsort Inc.


Monday June 18, 2018 09:45 - 10:45
Frezia

11:00

IBM i Latest & Greatest 7.3, 7.2 & TRs
Come hear an overview of the capabilities of the currently available releases of IBM i. From major enhancements to Db2 to major security enhancements; from key advances in open source to new storage options; from performance analysis to being able to answer business questions with integrated SQL analytics, the most recent releases and Technology Refreshes have tremendous integrated power. This is a double-length session.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Promenada

11:00

Handling the Weird Stuff in RPG Programs
In this session, Paul offers a practical guide to handling some of the more esoteric problems in RPG programs (whether using native I/O and Embedded SQL) such asMessaging in a multi client environmentTrigger FailuresNullsConstraint ViolationsCommitment ControlAnd other bits and pieces...

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Orchidea A

11:00

A practical approach to IBM i SQL performance
When you are working with SQL and query tuning, you should know the free tools provided, like tools using the SQL Plan Cache data and DB Monitor trace to analyze SQL.
You will also hear about the Visual Explain tool.
What is a good approach to viewing the data. Where can you possible get some easy wins in making your performance better. 

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power performance specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe. | Morten has 32 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer. | Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Irys

11:00

Is your DATA Secure? Better make sure with RCAC!
Is your data really secure? Object level security would be one thing, if implemented. user exits are providing locks at command levels, but not at the object level Do you really want to prevent access or at least mask personal identifiable information? This session will cover the 7.2 Row and Column Level Access Control and a solution that can help you monitor over 1000 security attributes with simple dashboards and drill downs to pinpoint exposures.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Mack

Doug Mack

Consultant LAB Services, IBM
Doug Mack is a DB2 for i Analytics Consultant in IBM’s Power Systems Lab Servicesorganization, employed by IBM in the United States.Doug currently leads the Analytics team for the DB2 for i Lab Services team deliveringQuery/400 modernization, DB2 Web Query, Data Warehouse design... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Gerbera A+B

11:00

Overview and Strategy of Open Source on IBM i
Are you interested in running Open Source on IBM i? This could mean compiling your own utilities, trying a new open-source language, or using some of the many open source tools that have been delivered If so, come to this session and hear the latest updates on the IBM deliveries. Also, discuss the strategy behind open source. Why has it been such a strong force in the IBM roadmap? How it can address some of the primary concerns in the marketplace? 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Orchidea B

11:00

Rocket Software: How to modernise development, bringing together DevOps tools such as Git, Jenkins and Maven with IBMi
We will first review why people are moving to DevOps, giving some real-life examples from our customer projects. We will demonstrate how you can demystify the complexity of using both modern DevOps tools and IBMi tools in one environment, to be able to deliver more to your business at an agile but fully controlled pace.

Speakers
avatar for Cyril Chaar

Cyril Chaar

Rocket Software
Cyril first started to work with Aldon in 2001 as a Sales Executive in Europe. When Rocket Software acquired Aldon in 2011, he later moved to a role where he would mentor the European teams sharing his project experience with over 200 customers using Rocket Aldon in Europe. Today... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
Frezia

12:00

Lunch in Expo
Monday June 18, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
Expo

13:00

SQL Views for Dummies
SQL views provide the modern user interface to obtain system level information traditionally available via OUTFILE and API support.
Attend this session and learn how easy it is to use a SQL view. SQL views provide the administrator of the system easy access to lots of system configuration and management information.
This session will provide a list of available SQL views and their purpose as well as examples of how to use them. I will explain how the examples work and you'll leave with the skills necessary to be a better and more system administrator.

This is not an introduction to SQL class, but rather an explanation of why you need to add SQL to your toolset and a quick-start guide showing you how to become a better systems administrator or security officer.
http://ibm.biz/Db2foriServices

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
I like to cook, run and have fun.


Monday June 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Irys

13:00

Application Modernization Database
Today, when we talk about application modernization, most think about having to reface their application and going mobile. New technologies will be used to change the layout and programs will be rewritten. "¦ but what will a nice design be worth if the base, i.e. the underlying database is still in your grandfather"s style, grown over the years with lots of redundancies? In this workshop you will learn why to go from DDS to SQL, what are the benefits of SQL over DDS. Techniques for converting and redesigning your existing grown over the time database into a modern normalized database will be shown. For guaranteeing data integrity and security business logic and security rules should be moved into the database.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Orchidea A

13:00

Getting up to speed with the latest IBM i Single Sign-on support
The IBM i single sign-on (SSO) support has been around for many years. More and more companies leverage the SSO support to provide more convenience to users, but also to lower administration cost and improve security. This session provides a complete introduction to what SSO exactly means and what technologies it entails when implementing it in an IBM i environment. You will also learn what IBM i services support SSO.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Barlen

Thomas Barlen

Senior Managing Consultant at IBM - IBM i and AIX Security, IBM
IT consultant architecting and implementing security solutions mainly in the IBM i and AIX area. I am alsoa frequent speaker at technical conferences. Specialties: Cryptography, Single Signon, Securityassessments, Access Control concepts and implementation, IBM i networking, LDAP... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Gerbera A+B

13:00

GDPR for companies running IBM i
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is THE european regulation that became effective in may 2018, Every business, regardless of size or industry, is affected. What need companies that run IBM i to consider to be compliant with the GDPR with their applications and databases? We will give some background information and tipps what is necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Engel

Robert Engel

CEO, Raz-Lee Security GmbH
Robert Engel is as CEO of Raz-Lee Security GmbH in Germany responsible for Sales and Support of the Raz-Lee Products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Robert is skilled industrial business manager and has the commercial background for many of his IT projects. With more... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Orchidea B

13:00

Who needs Exit Point Programs
Do you want to learn what can be done with Exit Point Program? By giving examples you can learn about the different purposes how to use them to make your life as a systems manager easier.

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Owner, van Helvoirt Automatisering
After having started as a System/38 programmer in 1986. In 1989 the switch was made to system programming and systems management. Being passionate about systems management he founded van Helvoirt Automatisering in 1993. Rudi enjoys helping IBM i customers ever since for running their... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Promenada

13:00

M81 : make a daily Save 21 (or any other backup) or monitor your IBM i with Nagios (or compatible)
Discover that with “Flash for i” product it is possible with your Storwize storage bays :
 - to run a daily Save 21 (or other backups) without impact on the availability of your IBM i applications !
- to copy your IBM i production partition in 2 minutes for many purposes : debug, acceptance, security, queries, ETL, … !

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Ruckebusch

Pascal Ruckebusch

M81
Pascal Ruckebusch felt into the AS/400 when he was small … Many jobs from developer to product manager, from system expert to technical manager but always around IBM i …Pascal founded M81 editor because he detected that this platform still needs improvements in areas as important... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Frezia

14:15

JSON is everywhere
XML has lost the game to JSON of being the most popular transportation media on the web. Why is JavaScript Object Notation so cool? How can we exploit it? And why do I need to care if I don't make web applications.Micro services are emerging as the new design paradigm, which is heavy dependent on lightweight transportation layers "“ again JSON. Smart phones and RIA web applications uses JSON, NoSQL databases store data in JSON format. DB2 has API to handle JSON, the backbone of node.js applications is JSON "“ All modern programming languages has some kind of adapter to JSON "¦. JSON is everywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

Systems architect, system & Method A/S
I have developed IBMi middleware used in numerous applications worldwide. I am the architect of the IceBreak application server for IBMi. I have over the years contributed to the IBMi community with presentations, demos and loads of opens source.


Monday June 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15
Irys

14:15

Modernization Strategies for IBM i
Application modernization can mean different things to different people. Ask ten people and you will get ten different answers. One thing they all have in common, though, is the big question: How can I deliver modern applications to our business? IBM i Product Offering manager, Alison Butterill, discusses some of the different modernization options available, taking a holistic look at language, infrastructure, tools, database, and methodology. With many options available, it is possible to start small and build over time, taking advantage of exciting, new, and diverse technologies and opportunities without having to start over!

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15
Orchidea B

14:15

Advanced Data Structures ( *Now with Free-Form! )
Have you ever used two dimensional arrays in your RPG programs? Or used the new template support to create your own data types? Do you know how to use group fields? How to map the numbered *IN indicators so that you can give them names? Do you know how to code these in the new free-form style?If you answered No to any or all of these questions then this is the session for youJon will give you a basic introduction to all of these topics and show you practical examples of their usage. He'll also include examples of the latest enhancements for coding nested Data Structures that makes their structure much more obvious.P.S. We should also mention that some of the basic techniques discussed here are the technical underpinnings needed to fully utilize RPG's support for processing XML, Open Access, and will almost certainly form the underpinnings for many future RPG features.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Paris

Jon Paris

Chief cook and bottle washer, Partner400
Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. | In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15
Orchidea A

14:15

IBM i Services the future of systems management
IBM i Services are perhaps the best kept secret of managing and monitoring IBM i. Relatively few users of our favourite platform know what they are and even fewer use them regularly. This is a crying shame as they are truly remarkable. IBM i Services can tell you in seconds what it takes a skilled system operator minutes or even hours to discover.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie, Rowton
I'm a TWiT but a friendly one, Feel Free to Talk With i Techies like me.If you've got a question about POWER hardware, it's operating systems, how to configure. monitor, diagnose and upgrade it, just ask.


Monday June 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15
Promenada

14:15

What you need to know to successfully upgrade to IBM i 7.3
When doing an upgrade to IBM i, there is more work involved in the planning the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself. When you have done the planning, the actual upgrade is simple. This session covers planning tips, prerequisites, hardware issues, software compatibility, and then post installation requirements. Your upgrade isn't complete until this last step is done. While this presentation focuses on upgrading to V7.3, if you are upgrading to an earlier release, (V7.1, V7.2), we also cover those releases

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15
Gerbera A+B

14:15

Comarch: IBMi High Availability - how to build a proper solution
We will focus on a real-life example to show what are the requisites of a proper High Availability solution for IBMi. Based on our experience, you will receive an appropriate know-how to plan and implement a HA solution, learn what are the main concerns and how to balance the costs with effectiveness. No marketing, just facts.
 

Speakers
avatar for Marcin Trzaskowski vel Trzaska

Marcin Trzaskowski vel Trzaska

Data Center Director, Comarch S.A
Marcin has been working with AS/400, iSeries, i5, IBMi systems since 1999. He is an IBMi system enthusiast which is trying to convince everyone that this is "The" system. Held a couple of positions since he started his IT career in 1998, which drove him to be a Data Center Manager... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15
Frezia

15:15

Coffee Break in Expo
Monday June 18, 2018 15:15 - 15:45
Expo

15:45

Basics of testing for Programmers
Basics of testing for Programmers Description:Designed for programmers this session will help application developers deliver more reliable work product. While the need for testing and QA is widely accepted and embraced it can be difficult to achieve in smaller IT departments where one professional wears many hats. Whether you are your own QA or you want to bullet proof your unit testing before hand off this will help you improve your own work product. Learning Objectives:?Explore the world of pragmatic testing. Understand the different stages of testing and what can be achieved in each. Identify what types of risk analysis to perform by project. Use varied testing processes to move applications through the development process efficiently. Audience: Programmers in small IT departments who are largely responsible for testing their applications. QA professionals who want to understand the testing code receives before being handed off. Programmers in larger shops that want a better understanding of QA/Testing and to improve the work product they deliver.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 15:45 - 16:45
Irys

15:45

System integrity monitoring techniques - Make your auditor happy
Have you ever heard about difficulties after the systems switch ?Have you ever had to confirm your auditors that your system is secure ?Would you like to know what has really changed during your applications' upgrade ?Do you think it's important to know how your system in changing in time ?

Speakers
avatar for Rafal Jablonski

Rafal Jablonski

Founder CEO, DeLab
Development of the specialized middleware and systems software. Our core technologies are IBM WebSphere, iSeries, JEE.


Monday June 18, 2018 15:45 - 16:45
Gerbera A+B

15:45

RPG Talks To Watson
One of the key questions is - how easy is it to integrate Watson into my existing RPG applications?In this session we look at some of the way that RPG can connect with Watson (using the translation API) - and just how simple it is.As well as looking at different methodologies, we will also discuss the advantages, and disadvantages, of the different approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 15:45 - 16:45
Orchidea A

15:45

RDi: Even Better with iSphere
It's no secret that Susan is a big RDi fan. But even a great tool can be made even better with the help of plug-ins. If you're an RDi user and you don't have the iSphere plug-in installed into your RDi, you're missing out on a wealth of new/enhanced functionality.Susan will demonstrate a few of her favourite features from iSphere - things such as a better Find String capability, tools to make working with message files a breeze and the ability to see text for objects and members in your Remote Systems lists. She will also outline the simple installation process along with some hints for managing the update process for iSphere when new releases become available.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gantner

Susan Gantner

Partner400
Susan's career has spanned over 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 15:45 - 16:45
Orchidea B

15:45

PowerHA for i
PowerHA for i continues to grow world wide as our install base learns about it. We will show you various options depending on your needs and we will have a road map discussion. To keep this interactive and interesting we plan to include a live demonstration and answer any questions that you might have

Speakers
avatar for Steven Finnes

Steven Finnes

Product Manager, IBM
Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.


Monday June 18, 2018 15:45 - 16:45
Promenada

15:45

Fresche Solutions: Building your IBM i Modernisation Strategy
The pressure for IT to respond to rapid business/competitive changes and provide innovation leadership to the business is constantly increasing.
IBM i application portfolios often present significant challenges when it comes to change and agility, so modernisation is an absolute necessity.  

How do we transform our IBM i applications into modern systems? How do we put them in the cloud? How do we give the business transparent and meaningful access to our "Big Data"? More importantly, where to start?  
 
Join Fresche’s Jon Bailey, Channels Manager EMEA to learn about options for how to address top challenges facing IBM i clients today and how to create an IT plan that drives real business value.
 

Speakers
avatar for Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey

Channels Manager, EMEA, Fresche Solutions


Monday June 18, 2018 15:45 - 16:45
Frezia

17:00

Ways to connect to Db2 and RPG from Open Source
Open source languages offer a key piece of the IBM i application development portfolio, as well as another route for connecting to IBM Watson and Bluemix technologies. In this session, we will give an overview of how to connect to IBM i (including Db2 and RPG) from these new languages. We will cover various options for talking to IBM i from remote (Linux/Windows/Mac) systems, IBM Bluemix, as well as from applications running on the IBM i that are integrated with Watson.

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

Systems architect, system & Method A/S
I have developed IBMi middleware used in numerous applications worldwide. I am the architect of the IceBreak application server for IBMi. I have over the years contributed to the IBMi community with presentations, demos and loads of opens source.


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Orchidea A

17:00

Use HTML5 mobile device features with your IBM i
Learn how you can use HTML5 to access mobile device hardware. Geolocation (GPS), Web Audio API (audio hardware) and even camera and video hardware. These features are very powerful, and can be integrated by high level JavaScript APIs that sit on top of the system's underlying hardware capabilities. These javascript APIs can than be easily linked with an RPG backend using JSON and AJAX.See in real live how you can take a picture or video with your mobile camera, use geolocation, use 3D objects (webGL/html5) on IBM i.Finally discover how to store pictures and synchronize data with your IBM i database by using RPG.

Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
Koen Decorte is CEO of CD Invest, a Belgian ISV specialized in modernizing IBM i applications.Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to the internet,AS/400/IBM i and open source applications. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Irys

17:00

What's New in RPG?
The V7 releases of RPG have radically changed the language. Among other new features, you can now code file and data declarations completely free format. And along with that comes the ability to code completely free format RPG with NO 80 columns restrictions!Any day now, if IBM follow the usual TR pattern, there will be new RPG features to talk about and you can be sure that Jon will provide details and worked examples of the latest and greatest.Other updates to be covered include:- Extensions to RPG's error handling model, which make it much simpler to ensure that things are tidied up in the event of an exception. - New direct inline coding eases the coding (and subsequent understanding of) nested Data Structures in free format. - Performance improvements for large return values that can make your subprocedures easier to deploy as web services.- Support For Alias Names- New and Updated BIFs - Including Scan/Replace, Minimum and Maximum- And more ...

Speakers
avatar for Jon Paris

Jon Paris

Chief cook and bottle washer, Partner400
Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. | In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Orchidea B

17:00

Meeting regulatory compliance: IBM i TLS/SSL network encryption implementation and best practices
A weakness of many IP-based network services is the fact that sensitive data, such as a user's password, is transmitted in clear text over the network. IBM i provides support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) for all basic network services. Several regulations already require transmission of sensitive data to be encrypted, yet most companies do not comply with these requirements and send their confidential data in clear over the network. This session introduces the basic requirements, shows you how to set up the required environment (i.e. DCM), and gives you information about rolling out the necessary configuration changes to your client workstations.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Barlen

Thomas Barlen

Senior Managing Consultant at IBM - IBM i and AIX Security, IBM
IT consultant architecting and implementing security solutions mainly in the IBM i and AIX area. I am alsoa frequent speaker at technical conferences. Specialties: Cryptography, Single Signon, Securityassessments, Access Control concepts and implementation, IBM i networking, LDAP... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Gerbera A+B

17:00

How to Access and Manage your IBM i today and into the future
This session will first review how devices today are changing how we access and manage our IBM i. We will then look at IBM's strategic direction for both access and system management. Solutions like Access Client Solutions, IBM i Navigator for i and iAccess Mobile will be discussed as well as how each fits into this strategic direction. This is especially true today, with the iAccess for Windows product not supported on Windows 10, we will look at the key solutions you need and help you understand what is available today. This session will not only look at the strategic views, but will also include some live demos and help you understand what additional sessions you should look for to dive deeper in to these key topics.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Promenada

17:00

Syncsort - What’s New in MIMIX / Quick-EDD / Security and see how to improve your IBM FlashCopy
See the latest News about MIMIX Availability and Quick-EDD/HA upcoming in the latest Version, bringing out new features and extended performance capabilities for the State of Art HA Solutions. Cilasoft Audit and Security Suite help your organization successfully comply with security regulations and meet its needs for security auditing and control in IBM i environments. MIMIX for FlashCopy attacks challenges when taking snapshots and improves RPO/RTO requirements by creating a Hybrid HA/DR Solution.

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Leisse

Stephan Leisse

Solutions Architect, syncsort
Stephan Leisse has nearly 30 years experience in the AS/400 - iSeries - IBM i world as a Freelance Contractor and Employed Consultant. Currently he works as a Solutions Architect for syncsort (formerly Vision Solutions) in Duesseldorf, responsible for Presales of all HA/DR and Security... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Frezia
 
Tuesday, June 19
 

07:30

Welcome Coffee in Expo
Tuesday June 19, 2018 07:30 - 08:00
Expo

08:00

IBM i Talks to Watson
Watson and IBM i go together like Polish Sausage and Pierogi. Both of these are great on their own, but so much better together. This session will review what is Watson and its importance in your business. Watson services can be used directly from IBM i, using Node.js, Python, RPG or SQL. Further, Db2 for i data can be moved into Watson Analytics to yield analytical and predictive insights.The possibilities are numerous, easy, and inexpensive.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Doug Mack

Doug Mack

Consultant LAB Services, IBM
Doug Mack is a DB2 for i Analytics Consultant in IBM’s Power Systems Lab Servicesorganization, employed by IBM in the United States.Doug currently leads the Analytics team for the DB2 for i Lab Services team deliveringQuery/400 modernization, DB2 Web Query, Data Warehouse design... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Irys

08:00

Totally Dynamic SQL
SQL has two basic forms: 1) Static - lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in an undesirable or uninteresting way 2) Dynamic - characterized by constant change, activity, or progress Need I say more? This session will shine the spotlight on the lesser used and underappreciated Dynamic SQL.Learning Objectives:1. Leave with a sharp SQL skills, based upon tried and true techniques and working examples. 2. Improve your SQL programming productivity by becoming more comfortable with all that the SQL Language on Db2 for i has to offer. 3. Have a bit of fun along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
I like to cook, run and have fun.


Tuesday June 19, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Orchidea B

08:00

Performance Optimization of your SQL Statements
Agenda: SQL becomes more and more the standard for accessing data in physical files or SQL tables. Contrary to native I/O where the programmer specifies a physical or logical file that is to be used, in SQL it is the Query Optimizer who decides whether an index is used or whether the complete table/file is read. Long running queries are a nuisance, but what is the reason why an SQL statement performs badly? Is there a way to affect the query optimizers decisions?Before using any analysis tool, it is important to know what steps must be performed when executing a SQL statement. How work the query optimizer and the statistics manager together? What is the difference between a full and pseudo open? "¦ and much more. Visual Explain is the core of the analysis tools provided in Access Client Solutions (ACS), it provides information about a single SQL statement. Visual Explain is at first the graphical representation of the access plan, but includes a lot of detailed information about the SQL statement, such as about the advised indexes or which is most time consuming step. Learning Objectives:Before using Visual Explain, you"ll learn several details about the Query Optimizer, about the Statistics Manager and how you can affect the query optimizer"s decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Engineer, Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Orchidea A

08:00

Vendor - Rocket
TBA

Tuesday June 19, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Frezia

09:15

Understanding Git
Heard of Git? Who hasn't? Get started using Git for your version control needs. Along the way we'll explore a little bit behind the scenes to understand how Git works and why it's so powerful.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Founder, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan is a young software developer who has been working with the platform since 2014. He focuses on DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PASE and open source, among other things. In his "spare" time, he creates tools, such as the ILEditor, that make IBM i development more intuitive for... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Orchidea B

09:15

Access Client Solutions (ACS) for Programmers
Access Client Solutions is a powerful tool for programmers. ACS replaces and enhances much of the functionality originally supplied by Navigatorfor i.This session discusses how ACS can be used by programmers; includingSystem Configuration5250 EmulatorSSH TerminalIntegrated File SystemPrinter OutputSchemasRun SQL ScriptsSQL Performance Center

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Orchidea A

09:15

Visual Recognition on IBM i
Learn how to use machine learning to quickly and accurately tag, classify and search visual content. Learn by examples how to talk to Watson from RPG and use it's AI power in your business applications. You will also see how to interact with other image classifiers than Watson. (Google's Vision, Microsoft Azure, Caffe, ...) You will know the difference between them and which one is best for your business. Other Watson API's such as similarity search, translator and text to speech are also explained and shown from RPG, SQL and other languages. AI will fundamentally change our world, so don't get left behind.

Speakers
avatar for Koen Decorte

Koen Decorte

CEO, CD Invest
Koen Decorte is CEO of CD Invest, a Belgian ISV specialized in modernizing IBM i applications.Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to the internet,AS/400/IBM i and open source applications. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Irys

09:15

GDR (geogrpahically dispersed resiliency)
GDR to Power Systems is VMware SRM to X86. GDR is a very low cost simple way to provide an HA/DR solution that is based on VM recovery and restart technology. It is particularly interesting because it supports AIX, IBM i and Linux and the major storage subsystems. GDR is an ideal solution for MSPs as well as end customers. and is very low cost to acquire as well as to manage. The solution overview and use case scenarios will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Finnes

Steven Finnes

Product Manager, IBM
Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.


Tuesday June 19, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Promenada

09:15

Tips and tricks to saving disk space and improving performance
What can you do to stop the rampant growth of data that's eating up disk space? How do you improve system performance? Come to this session to find out how to make the most out of your existing configuration by leveraging the many optimization and cleanup techniques that are a part of IBM i, including reorganization of physical files, sharing of access paths, and using the DISKTASK command. Pinpoint how to reduce your disk I/O by reorganizing files and clean up your system using the Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) and Retrieve Directory Information (RTVDIRINF) commands. Learn how sharing access paths can reduce disk utilization and memory faulting. Know your options for reorganizing your files while your users continue to access them.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Gerbera A+B

10:30

Modern ILE DevOps
In this session, we talk about all the free tools available for your business to achieve a modern development environment. All the way from source change management, to build tools & continuous integration.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Founder, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan is a young software developer who has been working with the platform since 2014. He focuses on DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PASE and open source, among other things. In his "spare" time, he creates tools, such as the ILEditor, that make IBM i development more intuitive for... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:30 - 11:30
Irys

10:30

Modernization Testing
DescriptionAs organizations evolve and adapt to emerging technology new ways of testing are also needed. This session looks at the needs of Agile testing, Test Driven Development, multi software development lifecycles and needs, communication, and organization of all the above. Special attention will be paid to multi department teams and varied testing maturity models in projects and environments.Leaning ObjectivesUnderstand the proper testing for each development lifecycleLearn the best way to test between departmentsLearn the testing techniques unique to agile and how to implement sameUnderstand how to organize projects when TDD is required

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:30 - 11:30
Promenada

10:30

Exploiting Free Tools - By Example
Are you tired of constantly exporting and importing data for foreign applications running on Windows or Unix/Linux servers? Do you wish there was an easy way to keep more applications on IBM i?Over the years, Jon has introduced many RPGers to some of the many great free tools that can make it easier to develop new applications and to help to make make their IBM i programming lives easier. In this session Jon will present live demonstrations of the tools that people have told him that they find to be the most useful additions to their tool kits. For example:- Help Desk software- Generation of test data- Tools to build web sites and wikis- Tools for building fast modern applications quickly

Speakers
avatar for Jon Paris

Jon Paris

Chief cook and bottle washer, Partner400
Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. | In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:30 - 11:30
Orchidea A

10:30

ILE Myths and Misconceptions
ILE seems to bring confusion with it. In this session, Susan will address some of the most often asked questions she has received on ILE topics - from modules, service programs and signatures to activation groups. She will also highlight some of the biggest pitfalls she has seen with ILE implementations - and how to avoid them. The session will address common myths and misconceptions such as: - Why not just put modules in my binding directory and not bother with service programs?- Why do I have to re-compile all my programs when a service program changes?- Which changes will (and which will not) change a service program's signature? - What is the default activation group and should I use it? - What's wrong with the default values on commands like OVRDBF?

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gantner

Susan Gantner

Partner400
Susan's career has spanned over 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:30 - 11:30
Orchidea B

10:30

Single Sign-on Implementation Best Practices
"This session assumes that you already know the basics of the IBM i single sign-on support. While the IBM Knowledge Base and several publications always describe the basic setup of SSO, the listed configurations do not meet best practices and are missing several important aspects, such as availability and management security. In this session, I will show based on a few typical environments how to plan and perform the SSO deployment to a mass of workstations and how to automate typical administration tasks. In addition, the session also discusses implementation considerations in an environment with several IBM i partitions/systems.Recommended prerequisite session: Getting up to speed with the latest IBM i Single Sign-on support"

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Barlen

Thomas Barlen

Senior Managing Consultant at IBM - IBM i and AIX Security, IBM
IT consultant architecting and implementing security solutions mainly in the IBM i and AIX area. I am alsoa frequent speaker at technical conferences. Specialties: Cryptography, Single Signon, Securityassessments, Access Control concepts and implementation, IBM i networking, LDAP... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:30 - 11:30
Gerbera A+B

11:30

Lunch in Expo
Tuesday June 19, 2018 11:30 - 12:30
Expo

12:30

17, no, 27, no, 37 facts and figures about Rdi
"You"ll have to pry SEU from my cold dead fingers!"

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
Orchidea A

12:30

What is a modern operating system
What is a modern operating system? What technologies are key to defining a system as modern? Can you create modern applications? Can you exist in clouds? What else does "modern" mean? This session will look at the key underpinning’s of the IBM i operating system and how these stack up in the modern world. We'll also examime how IBM i is being used in modern ways by clients, and discuss what is going on in the modern IT ecosystem and how IBM i fits into it. 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
Orchidea B

12:30

Advanced IBM i SQL performance where you get no help from the Index Advisor
When you are working with SQL and query tuning, are you sometimes missing more index recommendations from the DB Optimizer? The indexes advises in IBM i version 7.1/7.2/7.3 are good and covers large parts of the queries, but the index recommendations are not perfect, so this presentation gives you insight to SQL performance analysis, where the Index advisor do not help you. The presentation shows practical examples from different customer scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power performance specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe. | Morten has 32 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer. | Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
Gerbera A+B

12:30

An Administrators Guide to IBM i Access Client Solutions
IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access Product Family. It is a platform independent client that runs on multiple operating systems like Mac, Linux, and Windows. The future is already here. In April 2015, IBM announced that there are no plans to support the V7.1 IBM i Access for Windows client in future versions of the Windows OS. Therefore, IBM i Access Client Solutions is the only environment fully supported on the Windows 10 OS. It's also the strategic direction for IBM i Access workstation client environments. This session focuses on what administrators need to consider to best deploy Access Client Solutions to their users.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
Promenada

12:30

SQL for the Security Officer
The pressures and expectations for the security officer have never been higher.
Come to this session to learn how to use SQL to accomplish critical security tasks, including the ability to easily automate security policies.
You do not have to be an SQL expert to gain something from this session.
I will give you examples that you can take back and use.
In the session, I will explain how the examples work and you'll leave with the skills necessary to be a better and more productive IBM i security officer.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:30 - 13:30
Irys

13:45

Open-Source ILE Concepts
This session will cover a wide range of topics, including git basics, developing ILE/RPG in the IFS, existing open-source editors, existing build tools for ILE, existing ILE software which is open-source - and most importantly, how anyone can make use of open-source and even contribute back.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Founder, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan is a young software developer who has been working with the platform since 2014. He focuses on DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PASE and open source, among other things. In his "spare" time, he creates tools, such as the ILEditor, that make IBM i development more intuitive for... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 13:45 - 14:45
Irys

13:45

Embedded SQL in RPG - Beyond the Basics
You have been using embedded SQL in RPG. You have mastered the syntax, tried a few selects, declared a cursor, performed an update - you may even have tried some dynamic SQL!Time to take it to the next stage and see what you can do with embedded SQL - beyond the basicsTopics covered in this session include:-Discussion of the key points in writing powerful embedded SQLControlling CRTSQLRPGISQLCA and SQLCODE considerationsGetting data without SELECT - GET DIAGNOSTICS and VALUES INTOTalking to Watson with Embedded SQLMaking use of Scalar FunctionsMastering Multi Row FetchHandling NULLDates, Times and Timestamps

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 13:45 - 14:45
Orchidea A

13:45

The ABCs of RDi Shortcuts
There"s the long way and then there"s the short way of doing stuff. RDi, with its full collection of shortcuts easily speeds up your source code development. This session is a live demonstration of the what, wheres, whys and hows of the most popular shortcuts. Just using a few of them can really make a difference. Use them all? No contest.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 13:45 - 14:45
Orchidea B

13:45

IBM i in the Age of Digital Transformation
IBM i is uniquely positioned to support modern environments and modern technologies, allowing clients to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage in their business. Whether it is providing mobile interfaces, executing data analytics or harnessing the power of IBM Watson in your own applications, IBM i can do it! This presentation will cover the latest trends and directions in the marketplace and describe how IBM i is not only prepared for these trends, but how we are ahead of the curve!

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 13:45 - 14:45
Promenada

13:45

Cool things in Navigator for IBM i to be a Rock Star System Admin
IBM Navigator for i is a powerful tool to better manage your IBM i environment. Get expert advice for features in the tool to make you a RockStar system administrator. Step through the functionality of this product and learn how to leverage the Performance Data Investigator to turn the collection services data into graphs you can use to identify performance issues. Learn ways to protect your system from intrusions, as well as close security holes such as FTP. See how this tool can help you select and install Logical files on your system to improve performance with the Index Advisor. Learn about the enhancements to this valuable tool in the release of version 7.3, while we see how this tool provides tips and techniques for better and more effective productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 13:45 - 14:45
Gerbera A+B

14:45

Coffee Break in Expo
Tuesday June 19, 2018 14:45 - 15:15
Expo

15:15

IBM i OS and Power System Upgrade Testing
Description:Focusing on the unique needs of IBM i environments we look at the testing needed for system and OS upgrades/migrations. From strategic test management and planning to risk management and resource allocation. Concepts covered include how to identify testing points, determine risk, and implement responsible quality assurance. Updated to include templates and planning examples.Learning Objectives:?Understanding testing strategies, tactics, and design.?Determine risks to system quality.?Aligning testing with risk exposure.?When to use risk based testing, static testing, behavioral testing, or structural testing for best results. Audience:?IT department personal who want to deliver solid testing for upgrades. Any system administrator who is concerned about the testing their system is subjected to. Consultants who are in the upgrade/hardware/admin sphere and want to enhance their testing offering. QA professionals who want understand what the technical team is testing and evaluating before hand off.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 15:15 - 16:15
Promenada

15:15

Using Guardium V10 to track database activity on Db2 for i
Governance of the data center is a heavy burden. The data that resides on Db2 for i has great value, and as such needs to be closely guarded.
This session will be a deep dive into the IBM i and Db2 for i specific capabilities that are included in the IBM Security Guardium product. The Database Activity Monitor (DAM) for Db2 for i will be demonstrated. The architecture and FAQ will be covered. The session will also include information about Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and more.

Relevant resources:
https://ibm.biz/GuardiumDAMonIBMi
https://ibm.biz/GuardiumAndDb2fori-education
https://ibm.biz/GuardiumOniServiceabilityGuide
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/library/i-infosphere_guardium_Db2/index.html
www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/se-guardium-v10/index.html

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
I like to cook, run and have fun.


Tuesday June 19, 2018 15:15 - 16:15
Gerbera A+B

15:15

Processing and Creating JSON from RPG with YAJL
JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is an increasingly important vehicle for data interchange. Initially used with Web 2.0 style apps for requesting and receiving page updates, it is now commonly used with web services and many other forms of data interchange. Its simple format makes it faster and easier to parse, and uses less space. As a result In some cases it is fast superseding the use of XML and that means that it is essential that your RPG applications can both create and parse JSON.In this session Jon will discuss how Scott Klement's port of the open source YAJL tool kit makes it simple for RPG programs to both create and consume JSON.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Paris

Jon Paris

Chief cook and bottle washer, Partner400
Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. | In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 15:15 - 16:15
Irys

15:15

Design Thinking to change your business
Learn why IBM has invested well over $100 million in Design Thinking since 2014, training 1300 designers and certifying 60,000 staff in design thinking. In this session will we explain what design thinking is, what it can achieve and how it can be used in a repeatable proven approach to application development and innovation.

Speakers

Tuesday June 19, 2018 15:15 - 16:15
Orchidea B

15:15

Managing Open Source on IBM i
You may have heard about the latest news with open source: RPM's! As a system administrator, you may have lots of questions. What does this mean for me? Why the switch? What new skills do I need? How do I sanely manage open source on my system?
Come to this session to demystify the bold new world of RPM's.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 15:15 - 16:15
Orchidea A

16:30

XML and JSON REST Web Services for Everyday RPG and SQL Consumptionv
A web service extends your applications in a way that no traditional programming can. They allow you to get real time information for almost any requirement. We"ll discuss what web services are, how they function and how you can begin using them on your own system. Get step-by-step instructions on the entire Web service process from receiving an XML or JSON document to successfully parsing its information to a display or database file. See working RPG and SQL code of XML and JSON parsing programs and watch how we consume a RESTful web service. This session includes source code to get started using dynamic Web services today!

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Irys

16:30

Common Observations and Pitfalls in the IBM i
There are typical performance pitfalls that IBM Lab Services consultants find during many performance assessments. Some of the most important areas will be covered during the presentation. The main focus will be around the Power8 observations and experience, but also other areas are covered. Please be aware this is an advanced presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Morten Buur Rasmussen

Morten Buur Rasmussen

Power performance specialist, IBM Lab Services Europe
Morten Buur Rasmussen is a performance Specialist at IBM Lab Services Europe. | Morten has 32 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer. | Before joining the Lab Services, he worked for IBM Denmark and several European... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Gerbera A+B

16:30

My Favourite Things about Rdi
Still using the PDM/SEU green screen editor for coding your RPG? In this session, Susan will cover her very favourite things about using RDi (aka Rational Developer for i) to develop RPG code. Since IBM has stopped updating SEU for new language features (such as support for free format declarations) RDi is now the only editor from IBM that fully supports today's IBM i languages. But that's far from the best reason to move from SEU to RDi.Come to this session to see her demonstrate her favourite productivity features in RDi that will make you wonder why you spent so many years using SEU! What will be your favourite? Perhaps the program outline, content assist, filtering or the fact that you'll never need to open a spooled file again to find compile-time errors.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gantner

Susan Gantner

Partner400
Susan's career has spanned over 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Orchidea B

16:30

Dueling SQL
At this new session, Tim and Scott will enter into an SQL duel. Who will win? The attendees of the session will decide.
They will take turns presenting their favorite approaches to using one or more of the IBM i Services.

Come to this session to have some fun and see the best of the best SQL has to offer.
Let the match begin.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
I like to cook, run and have fun.
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Orchidea A

16:30

Arcad Software: DevOps and Modernization - two sides for the same coin
This ARCAD session will take you through each phase of the DevOps cycle and see how to accomplish this integration and what the challenges are, using open source tools across both IBM i and open systems. In particular, we’ll demonstrate how you can automate the most complex tasks like:
- Dependency Build (CI) of specific IBM i technologies, e.g. ILE and DB2 SQL
- Code quality check (CQ)
- Regression Test (CT)
- Continuous Deployment (CD) & rollback on error"

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Magne

Philippe Magne

CEO, Arcad Software
Philippe Magne is the CEO and Founder of the ARCAD Software group, a global ISV specializing in Enterprise Modernization solutions for IBM i, DevOps and multi-platform Test Automation. Philippe started his career as software developer on AS/400, and later specialized in the domain... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 16:30 - 17:30
Frezia

18:00

Reception in Expo
Tuesday June 19, 2018 18:00 - 19:00
Expo

19:00

Gala Dinner
Adress: Palace of Culture plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
https://goo.gl/maps/Pir4UNgZTD62​​​

Tuesday June 19, 2018 19:00 - 23:00
Palace of Culture plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
 
Wednesday, June 20
 

07:30

Welcome Coffee in Expo
Wednesday June 20, 2018 07:30 - 08:00
Expo

08:00

What's New with RDi?
It can be hard to keep up with what's happening with new releases of our favourite products. This is especially true with RDi, which tends to be on a slightly different announcement schedule from the other IBM i software. Come to this session to learn about some of the latest features in RDi. Susan will demonstrate some of great new enhancements in V9.6 as well as shine a spotlight on some features that arrived in the various V9.5.x releases that you may have missed. Stay up to date and keep your productivity increasing by using the latest that RDi has t

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gantner

Susan Gantner

Partner400
Susan's career has spanned over 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Orchidea A

08:00

The IBM i Architecture - Overview & Evolution
The IBM i operating system is not Unix; it"s not Windows; and it"s certainly not Linux. This session describes the architecture of the operating system which had its origins in the System/38"s Control Program Facility, but which has evolved as it has been the basis of the AS/400 and its descendants. If you"ve started using the platform in the past decade or so, this session will teach you why things are "different" on IBM i. If you"ve been on the platform since "the beginning" it will provide a refresher, as well as teaching you about the key differentiators of today"s IBM i.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Frezia

08:00

Authority Collection on IBM i 7.3
A shiny security gem was added to the IBM i operating system in IBM i 7.3, known as Authority Collection.This patented support is built into IBM i and can be leveraged by IBM i clients to do the following:1. Identify excess authority in such a manner that access to data can be reduced without the fear of breaking applications. Benefit to you"¦ Reducing excess authority == Reduced Risk2. Enable solution providers with a precise approach for understanding the source of authorization failures.Benefit to you"¦ Productivity boost3. Train your IBM i Security team. Don"t guess and don"t struggle. Use this technology to learn how to deploy security on IBM i.Benefit to you"¦ Improved Security knowledge and deployment

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
I like to cook, run and have fun.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Orchidea B

08:00

Cyberthreats & IBM i
Cyber-attacks are very real, even to IBM i systems using integrated file system mapped with windows clients. Be prepared to know what kind of attacks are common and what you can do to protect against.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Engel

Robert Engel

CEO, Raz-Lee Security GmbH
Robert Engel is as CEO of Raz-Lee Security GmbH in Germany responsible for Sales and Support of the Raz-Lee Products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. Robert is skilled industrial business manager and has the commercial background for many of his IT projects. With more... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
Gerbera A+B

09:15

Hidden Gems of IBM i
The IBM i team has been delivering new function two times per year since 2010. New releases and technology refreshes deliver a broad range of function and sometimes the smallest line items that can make your life easier, are overlooked. The IBM i Team have reviewed the past releases/refreshes and have assembled some of their favourite hidden gems; things that you might have missed but should know.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Irys

09:15

Web Requests using Embedded SQL
In this session I will show you some of the advanced features of the SQL pre-compiler for RPG and how you can interact with Db2 functions - including aggregate functions and User-Defined Tables to interact with web APIs and even parse XML and JSON.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Founder, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan is a young software developer who has been working with the platform since 2014. He focuses on DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PASE and open source, among other things. In his "spare" time, he creates tools, such as the ILEditor, that make IBM i development more intuitive for... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Orchidea A

09:15

The Best Ways to Extend Your Applications to Web and Mobile.
It's no secret that applications that take advantage of web and mobile drive great business value. Nick Hampson has spent a better part of his career helping IBM i clients achieve this by overcoming a few key challenges - knowing where to start and how to determine the best approach. Technology can automate much of the modernization process but organizations need to be thinking about the future when making decisions about the direction of their applications. Join UI modernization expert Nick Hampson, he will share options available to achieving modern web and mobile applications and discuss:"• The paradigm shift of green screen to GUI development "• Practical examples of where to start your project "• Integrating your IBM i applications with other systems, new applications and modern technology (i.e. open source, node.js, Bootstrap, Java etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday June 20, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Orchidea B

09:15

IBM i Encryption Overview
Encryption is something that nearly all of us use every day, it"s a tern that gets applied to almost everything as if it was one single thing. In this presentation we explain the different types of Encryption that you can use on and with your IBM i server.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie, Rowton
I'm a TWiT but a friendly one, Feel Free to Talk With i Techies like me.If you've got a question about POWER hardware, it's operating systems, how to configure. monitor, diagnose and upgrade it, just ask.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 09:15 - 10:15
Promenada

10:15

Break
Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:15 - 10:45
Expo

10:45

17, no, 27, no, 37 MORE facts and figures about Rdi
RDi is so feature rich that a second session needed to be created to showcase of its usefulness. Attend this session for the next crop of reasons why any developer who is serious about their career as a developer should be using RDi.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:45 - 11:45
Orchidea B

10:45

My Database Tools are better then yours. ACS & DB a perfect match!
With the demise of the iAccess for Windows and it not being supported on Windows 10, we needed to come with new interfaces and tools to help the database engineer (DBE) do their job. This session will introduce the brand new Run SQL Scripts interface, show a number of live Demos as well as other tools centric to the success of the DB Engineer.
The session will also include and explanation and demonstration of all the database tooling that has been added to this java-based tool.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
I like to cook, run and have fun.
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:45 - 11:45
Frezia

10:45

Who needs an Advanced Job Scheduler
Are you using the WRKJOBSCDE to schedule your jobs. In this session you will see why you need something more advanced. By showing the features of the Advanced Job Scheduler, you will understand why it is called the Advanced Job Scheduler. A must have for the modern IBM i systems manager tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Owner, van Helvoirt Automatisering
After having started as a System/38 programmer in 1986. In 1989 the switch was made to system programming and systems management. Being passionate about systems management he founded van Helvoirt Automatisering in 1993. Rudi enjoys helping IBM i customers ever since for running their... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:45 - 11:45
Gerbera A+B

10:45

Answering Executive Questions About IBM i
Your business runs some of its most critical workloads on IBM i "“ this is clear. What"s not always so clear is how to educate your management, and those outside IT, of the significant value your business gets from their platform choice. In this session, Steve Will, Chief Architect of IBM i, takes his extensive experience speaking to customer executives and gives you tips on how, and when, to promote the value of IBM i by focusing on the business value of the technology and using the most current information available.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:45 - 11:45
Promenada

12:00

Ask the Experts - Closing Session - CEC 2019 Announcement
Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie, Rowton
I'm a TWiT but a friendly one, Feel Free to Talk With i Techies like me.If you've got a question about POWER hardware, it's operating systems, how to configure. monitor, diagnose and upgrade it, just ask.
avatar for Ranga Deshpande

Ranga Deshpande

President, COMMON Europe


Wednesday June 20, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
Irys

13:00

Exciting IBM i 30 years celebrations
Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Irys