“A great mix of quality networking and thought-provoking content. Very well planned and organized. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
          — Steven Wolk, CTO, PC Richard & Son


 9:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
 9:45 Welcome — Alan Seiden, Seiden Group
Introductions and facilitated discussion of opportunities & challenges that CIOs face. Potential topics include:

  • Skills enhancement/replacement
  • Blending teams from different generations
  • Future of open source in IBM i environments
  • How to deliver enhancements, integrations and new applications faster
  • Modernizing IBM i applications
  • How to present IBM i options as an alternative to rip-and-replace
  • Integration challenges—platforms, data, applications, analytics
  • Business Intelligence using IBM i data
  • Managing expectations
  • DevOps, SCM, and testing
  • How to discuss technology with business people
  • Cloud/hosted IBM i environments
  • Application and database security
12:30 pm Lunch (provided) and Networking
1:30 Scott Forstie, IBM’s Db2 for i Business Architect, discussed key IT trends and how new IBM i database capabilities help you drive continuous innovation.
2:30 Open Discussion
3:30 Break
3:45  Liam Allan, RPG and open source innovator, spoke about the future of IBM i that he is helping to create.
4:30 Wrap-up and Feedback

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The CIO Summit is a free community event for a limited number of CIOs or IT Directors who manage development. IT executives can request an invitation directly or be nominated by others to receive an invitation.

Dallas, TX

Scott Forstie Alan Seiden

The 2019 events featured special guest Scott Forstie, IBM’s Db2 for i Business Architect.

DAY 2: Embassy Suites DFW North
Dallas, TX

RPG & DB2 Summit


Considering Leaving Legacy IBM Platforms? Beware, as Cost Savings May Disappoint, While Risking Quality
by Gartner Group, 2019

Building A Positive Culture of Learning on IBM i
by Alex Woodie, IT Jungle, February 18, 2019

Getting Offensive With The Legacy Label
by Dan Burger, IT Jungle, April 24, 2017


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