“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

Day 1 Agenda—IBM i CIO Summit 

 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:

  • How to deliver enhancements, integrations and new applications faster
  • Skills enhancement/replacement
  • Modernizing IBM i applications
  • How to present IBM i options as an alternative to rip-and-replace
  • Integration challenges—platforms, data, applications, analytics
  • Delivering new mobile/web interfaces, UI/UX
  • Business Intelligence using IBM i data
  • Managing expectations
  • DevOps, SCM, and testing
  • ERP enhancement challenges
  • 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, discusses key IT trends and how new IBM i database capabilities help you drive continuous innovation.
2:30 Heidi Schmidt, an expert on reviving developers’ capacity to learn and innovate, will discuss effective ways to build a culture of innovation.
3:30 Break
3:45  Liam Allan, 21-year-old RPG and open source innovator, will speak about the future of IBM i that he is helping to create.
4:30 Wrap-up and Feedback

Request An Invitation/Nominate Your CIO

The CIO Summit is a no-charge event that is open to a limited number of CIOs or IT Directors with responsibility for application development. The next Summit will be held October 14-15, 2019 in Minneapolis. Complete the following form to have an invitation sent to your CIO or IT Director.
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CIO Summit

Calling All IBM i CIOs

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.

Minneapolis, MN

Capella Tower

DAY 2: DoubleTree Park Place
Minneapolis, MN

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