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OCEAN User Group – 25th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, January 21 2014, 17:45 - 22:00
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OCEAN User Group – 25th Anniversary Celebration


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Transformational change expert Robert Tipton and application modernization expert Tim Rowe will be initiating a year of outstanding presentations to commemorate OCEAN’s 25 years of providing educational and networking opportunities to Southern California’s IT professionals. The social hour will feature the opportunity to network and also meet with exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies. Register now and make 2014 a stellar year!




3:45 pm

Application Modernization – Tim Rowe of IBM

5:00 pm

No-Host Bar, Vendor Expo and Networking

6:00 pm

Dinner at the Wyndham Orange County Hotel

7:00 pm

Don’t Fret About Change — Get GOOD at It! - Keynote presentation by Robert S. Tipton 


This meeting, including dinner, is free for individual OCEAN members and up to five persons per corporate membership, as long as you make a reservation by Sunday, October 6th. The cost for non-members who make a reservation by October 6th, is $40. Seating will be very limited at the door. Become an OCEAN member for only $80 for an individual membership or $250 for a Corporate membership, and benefit all year!


Application Modernization for IBM i - Tim Rowe of IBM

Application modernization can mean many things to different people. Ask ten people and I am sure you will get just about that many different answers! We are going to take a look at some of the different options that are available to you. We will explore modernization from a holistic perspective. We will look at language, infrastructure, tools, database and methodology. We will even take a look at how you can deal with Mobile today. With many options you can start small and build as you have time. Taking advantage of many different new and exciting technologies and opportunities without have to start over! We will also take a look at the recently published Application Modernization Redbook.


Don’t Fret About Change — Get GOOD at It! - Robert Tipton

There’s a common misconception that change is hard. We are conditioned to believe this — and many of our own personal experiences with change seem to reinforce it. However, it’s not so much that change is hard — as much as it is that we’ve really never learned how to be good at it! Change, like many things, involves a process — a process of “endings” followed by “beginnings.” And endings often involve grieving — that’s why change feels hard.


Let’s do change differently! Let’s be good at it! This session will give you a powerful toolkit and easily-digestible insights related to getting good at change!


Key Learning Points

     1. The 9 Stages of Transformational Change (Grief then Growth)

     2. Learn to Enjoy Uncertainty

     3. Become Confident in Moving Forward — Lean into Change