“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 faced by CIOs. Potential topics include:

  • Skills enhancement/replacement
  • Blending teams from different generations
  • Keeping IT aligned with business needs
  • Managing expectations & dealing with stress
  • Future of open source in IBM i environments
  • Effective modernization strategies
  • 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
  • Cloud/hosted IBM i environments
  • How to prioritize projects and minimize interruptions for developers
  • How to deliver enhancements, integrations, and new applications faster
12:30 pm Lunch (provided) and Networking
1:30 Heidi Schmidt, leader in IT generational change and knowledge transfer, will share proven methods to spark collaborative learning that leads to increased joy, innovation, and effectiveness of your IT development teams.
2:30 A top executive from IBM will be onsite to discuss the future of IBM i. Non-disclosure agreement with IBM (facilitated by Seiden Group) required.
3:30 Break
3:45 Open Discussion
4:30 Wrap-up and Feedback

Request An Invitation/Nominate Your CIO

The CIO Summit is a community-building event for IT Directors, CIOs, and CTOs from non-technology-vendor companies. As a result, applications for professionals who do not meet these criteria—including those from development tool and services vendors—will not qualify for attendance.
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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.



DAY 1: Embassy Suites DFW North
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


CIO CONCERNS

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


IN COLLABORATION WITH

System i Developer