System i Developer, the consortium of top educators on IBM i development technologies, today announces two events at the upcoming RPG & DB2 Summit conference that are designed to arm attendees with the skills, information, and confidence to advocate for IBM i within their own shops.
First, IBM's Steve Will, Chief Architect of the IBM i Operating System, will deliver the Keynote Address with the theme of "Why i?" on Tuesday, October 23. He will explore current trends and directions – with a special focus on social media information — as well as provide real-life examples of how companies have successfully leveraged IBM i. He will also share information from recent studies on Total Cost of Ownership and Acquisition, offering tips on how to make difficult-to-measure benefits, such as Integration, memorable to management.
Will's keynote will be followed on Wednesday, October 24 by a Roundtable Discussion led by Michael Cain, senior member of IBM's DB2 for i Center of Excellence, who will explore tactics for communicating this knowledge effectively.
According to Cain, the Roundtable Discussion will focus on what, why, when, where and how to "talk smart" about IBM i and DB2. He will share his methods, strategies and war stories, as well as model good advocacy skills. He will also facilitate an open discussion on how individuals can position themselves to effectively advocate for IBM i and articulate the value that THEY provide in concert with the proper information technology tools and techniques.
To support the information learned during these two events, System i Developer will provide take-away materials, including a list of pre-vetted resources where attendees can find management-level information to support the use of IBM i.
The RPG & DB2 Summit will be held October 23-25 at the Sofitel in Minneapolis, with four Headstart Seminars offered in the same location on Monday, October 22.
To find out more about the upcoming RPG & DB2 Summit, visit www.systemideveloper.com, email email@example.com or call 603-924-3769 (toll-free 866-716-5409).
About System i Developer
Comprised of top experts in RPG IV, SQL, DB2, RSE, ILE, PHP and Web technologies, System i Developer delivers the very best RPG and DB2-focused education available. Its cornerstone conference, the RPG & DB2 Summit, provides an interactive, total-immersion experience to RPG and DB2 for i developers who want to stay abreast of the latest advancements and learn how to apply specific RPG and DB2 techniques to keep their software applications vibrant and innovative.
As independent educators with long-standing relationships with IBM, members of the consortium also work with individual organizations to provide well-informed, unbiased advice and training on any IBM i development topic – from basic best practices to the newest, most advanced techniques.