OCEAN will meet Monday, May 7, at the Disneyland Hotel in conjunction with COMMON for a lively round-table discussion featuring industry experts.
Renowned IBM i experts Scott Klement, Pete Massiello, Jon Paris, Trevor Perry (moderator) and Alan Seiden will be participating in a panel discussion, "Be Prepared for What's Next!"
This exciting event will take place at the COMMON Conference in Magic Kingdom Ballroom 3 of the Disneyland Hotel. We'll have some terrific door prizes and then you can visit the All-Attendee Reception at the COMMON Vendor Exposition and learn about all the latest technologies!
Please bring your own questions to pose to the panel, plus we'll be asking:
- What do you think is next?
- What will be the impact of PureSystems?
- How can I make the transition to Object-Oriented Programming?
- What are the best tools for Mobile Development?
6:15 PM - Panel Discussion
7:15 PM - All-Attendee Reception at the COMMON Vendor Exposition
Please complete this registration form expoonlypasslug.pdf and then either fax it to 312-279-0222 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3, 2012.
Please see detailed registration information below.
Scott Klement is the I.T. Manager and Senior Programmer at Klement Sausage Co, Inc. He is also a senior technical editor for System iNEWS magazine (formerly known as NEWS/400.) His efforts to help RPG programmers improve their skills have earned Scott many awards and accolades. Scott lives with his wife and son in Milwaukee, WI.
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, i5, IBM i 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 Advanced Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the US. He is a member of IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in iSeries Design, Administration, Implementation, LPAR, and HMC management. Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven. He is President of COMMON, a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker, and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011 IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems, Pete was one of the first recipients.
Jon Paris has been working with computers for over 40 years including 30 years on IBM's midrange systems. His experience ranges from operations to MIS management and includes 12 years with the IBM Toronto Laboratory, where he worked on the S/36, S/ 38 and AS/400 COBOL and RPG compilers. He played a major role in the definition of the new RPG IV language. Jon left IBM in 1998 and together with his partner Susan Gantner, founded Partner400, am iBM i consulting company focused on education and mentoring services in the Application Modernization arena. They co-authored IBM's popular Redbook for RPG programmers, entitled: Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV: A Sorcerer's Guide to System Access and More. They are also technical editors and authors for IBM Systems Magazine and regular authors for the companion newsletter, IBM i Extra. To see a sample of their work, visit the magazine's web site http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com.
Trevor Perry is a popular speaker and consultant on modernization and IT strategy around the globe - and occasionally at home in New York. His sessions on a united approach to IT and business strategies challenge traditional methods and lead companies as they move their IT organizations into the future. Outside of his IT role, Trevor forges new trails with his inspiring motivational and keynote sessions. He is the author of the book, "Never Iron When You Are Naked," which contains the best motivational stories you can read one page at a time.
Alan Seiden helps companies create PHP-based applications on IBM i, combining technical expertise with a supportive, encouraging style. A consultant with Strategic Business Systems, Inc., Alan is also lead PHP developer for the new XML-based toolkit for IBM i, an open source project from Zend and IBM, written in pure PHP and RPG. Alan's work with PHP and Zend Framework on IBM i was honored with the 2009 IBM/COMMON Power Systems Innovation Award for “Best Web Application” for Allied Beverage Group’s e-commerce site. In 2008, Alan became the first IBM i developer to be certified in Zend Framework. Alan was a charter member of IBM/COMMON’s PHP Advisory Board and served as a consultant for IBM’s manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS. He is a popular speaker at conferences and meetings, including COMMON, VTMUG, New York PHP, Long Island System User Group, Chicago OMNI, System iNetwork webcasts, and ZendCon, delivering what one participant called "an upbeat message about what we can accomplish." His blog: http://www.alanseiden.com Twitter: @alanseiden
Registration Details: A badge is required for admisstion into the expostion. To obtain your complimentary badge, please complete the form and email or fax it by May 3, 2012. You can pick up your badge at the Registraction Counter located in the Hotel. This registration will allow you complimentary access to the COMMON Exposition on Monday, May 7, 2012 as an invited guest of OCEAN. Note: If you are already registered for the FULL conference, or for a one-day conference pass (Monday), completing this form is not necessary. Monday Expo Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Please fax the completed form to 312-279-0222 or email to email@example.com by May 3, 2012.
Registration Form: expoonlypasslug.pdf
- Non-Hotel Guests will be charged self-parking fees of $9 per hour, per car up to a maximum of $32 per day.
- Valet parking for non-hotel guests is an additional $22 per car.
- Daily parkers DO NOT have in/out privileges.
- All parking prices are subject to change without notice.
Event organizer - Margaret Matthews, OCEAN vice president of Programs