Next IBM i CIO Summit to be held October 16-17, 2017, Minneapolis

IBMi CIO Summit In late April in Manhattan, Seiden Group had the pleasure of hosting its first IBM i CIO Summit.

Now we’ve gone a step further, teaming up with System i Developer partners Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy, to organize an IBM i CIO Summit “Plus.” The event will be held October 16-17, 2017, in Minneapolis, in conjunction with the RPG & DB2 Summit.

Capella Tower

Capella Tower, icon of the Minneapolis skyline

As with our April event, CIOs will gather for a day of facilitated discussions on the opportunities and challenges they share as CIOs.  Participants will get to know each other, share insight, and learn what strategies have worked well for one another. They will also hear several brief talks about the next generation of IBM i talent.

The first day’s event takes place in the executive boardroom at Capella Tower. It includes lunch and a late-afternoon reception, and it’s offered at no charge, compliments of Seiden Group and IBM Systems Magazine. View the Day 1 agenda here.

The “Plus” part comes on Day 2, October 17, when our CIO guests can optionally attend the opening day of the RPG & DB2 Summit at no charge, compliments of System i Developer. The Day 2 agenda includes:

  • a series of sessions on IBM i development strategies,
  • an executive round-table discussion on “Future-Proofing Your IBM i Investment” led by Jon Paris, Susan Gantner and Paul Tuohy,
  • opportunities to meet and pick the brains of leading development experts, including during lunch, an evening reception, and dinner
  • time to share ideas and socialize with members of your development team who are attending the RPG & DB2 Summit.

For a veteran IBM i journalist’s perspective on the upcoming IBM i CIO Summit, see this IT Jungle article. 

Request an invitation to the Summit here.

Hope to see you there!

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