“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

IBM i CIO Summit Day 1 Agenda

 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 respond more quickly to business demands
  • Modernizing IBM i applications
  • Skills enhancement/replacement
  • Delivering new mobile/web interfaces
  • Integration challenges
  • Business Intelligence using IBM i data
  • Managing expectations
  • Public perception of IT/Increasing the profile of IT’s value
  • ERP upgrade/replacement challenges
  • Determining the right priorities in a dynamic environment
  • How to discuss technology with business people
  • Figuring out how and when to use cloud solutions
11:15 Break
11:30 Scott Forstie, IBM’s Db2 for i Business Architect, shares his vision of Db2 for i and leads a discussion on how it is used to drive competitive advantage.
12:30 pm Lunch (provided) and Networking
1:30 Dave Dressler, enterprise architect for a Fortune 40 subsidiary, leads a discussion on how to evaluate and survive projects that involve emerging technologies.
2:30 Breakout Discussions – Continuation
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

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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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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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