OCEAN's 30th Anniversary - Charles Guarino & Alison Butterill

Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:00 PM

IBM Champion Charles Guarino & IBM i Executive Alison Butterill


Help us celebrate 30 years of Education & Networking with the IBM i Community!


3:00 pm - Check-in


3:30 pm - Keeping Up Your Modern Development with RDi - Charles Guarino

3:30 pm - Invitation-Only Executive Roundtable - Alison Butterill

5:00 pm - Social Hour with 7 Premier Vendors, No-Host Cocktails

6:00 pm - Dinner

7:00 pm - Panel Discussion of Top Technologies & Trends for 2019, moderated by Charles Guarino & featuring Alison Butterill and Local Executives


Event fee: Members FREE - Non-members $45  Please register by Thursday, February 14th. Very limited seating will be available at the door.




Event location: Avenue of the Arts Hotel - 3350 Avenue of the Arts Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Keeping Up Your Modern Development with RDi - Charles Guarino - The latest version of RDi is chock full of productivity enhancing and time saving features.  Your programming development never had it so good! We will walk through the latest enhancements with live demonstrations to illustrate why RDi is the best development tool in the business.  And if that’s not enough, included is an introduction to Git and how it can be implemented using RDi.

Executive Roundtable - Alison Butterill - If you're a local CIO, take advantage of this opportunity to meet with Alison and your peers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.

Panel Discussion - Top Technologies & Trends for 2019 - This must-attend panel will be moderated by Charles Guarino and will feature Alison Butterill of IBM, Ron Anderson of Cambro, Ric Pecuch of MESVision, Donald Leong of Chinese Laundry, and other local executives. Get the info you need to make 2019 a productive and prosperous year!

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, he is a professional speaker presenting at technical conferences and events across the United States and Europe. He is a frequent contributor of articles and webcasts for the IBM i community, with topics covering a broad range of IT topics and strategies. Charles is a member of COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and The Long Island Software and Technology Network’s Twenty Top Techies. Recently Charles became the proud recipient of the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship Award. Additionally, he currently serves as a board member of COMMON and also participates on COMMON’s Strategic Education Team (SET). Other professional endeavors have included being the president and monthly Q&A host of the Long Island System User’s Group LISUG (

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Twitter - @charlieguarino

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 the IBM i operating system and associated products reflect their requirements. Alison has worked in the mid-range area for more than 30 years and has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She speaks at a wide variety of events, including industry and technical conferences around the world.

The OrangeCounty Educational Advancement Network, Inc., better known as just OCEAN, is a nonprofit user group and one of the largest and most proactive IBM Power Systems midrange user groups in the western United States with over 400 members. The group's primary mission is to serve as an affordable source of education on the technology its members use. This is done through hosting monthly guest speakers and the annual technical conference and seminar. The group is a nonprofit corporation and not sponsored by any vendor, including the IBM Corp. Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about the information technology field. While its primary focus is the IBM Power Systems platform, the group does cover other areas like Microsoft .Net, VB, PHP, WebSphere, client-server information systems, JAVA, object oriented development, e-Business, data warehousing, XML, Internet and intranet applications, IT project management, IT management and personal and career development topics.