IBMi CIO SummitJoin your IT executive peers and host Alan Seiden for the next IBM i CIO Summit “Plus”—an exclusive event focused on exploring ways to leverage your IBM i investment, improve job satisfaction, and achieve greater professional success.

Organized together with System i Developer’s Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy, this complimentary, non-commercial event will be held October 1-2, 2018 in Chicago.

Participants will exchange tips and brainstorm ideas for addressing common challenges faced by IBM i CIOs and IT Directors—managing new technology; hiring the right skills; delivering enhancements, integrations and new applications faster; getting started with modernization; evaluating cloud options; managing expectations; and many other topics.

Seating is limited and reserved for CIOs or IT Directors who have responsibility for application development. Request an invitation or nominate an IT executive below.

DAY 1: Ideas & Problem Solving at the CIO Summit

CIOs gather in downtown Chicago with Alan for a day of facilitated discussions on the opportunities and challenges they share as CIOs.  Participants will get to know each other, share insights, and learn what strategies have worked well for one another. They will also learn about the next generation of IBM i talent.

Special guest Scott Forstie, IBM’s Db2 for i Business Architect, will share his vision of Db2 for i and lead a discussion on how others have used IBM i database capabilities as an innovative driver of competitive advantage. This article explains how Scott anticipates future needs to deliver important—and often unexpected—capabilities.

The first day’s event will take place at the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center, adjacent to Millennium Park. It will include lunch and is offered at no charge, compliments of Seiden Group.

“Well worthwhile. I walked away with actionable items and plenty of fuel for ongoing thought.”  Brian Margolies, CIO, Allied Beverage

For a brief look at the types of things discussed at previous CIO Summits, see this IT Jungle article. 

DAY 2: Team Building & Strategy at the RPG & DB2 Summit

The “Plus” part comes on Day 2, October 2, 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.

QUESTIONS? Contact Cheryl at for additional details.

Request An Invitation/Nominate Your CIO

The CIO Summit is a no-charge, by-invitation-only 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 1-2, 2018 in Chicago. Complete the following form to have an invitation sent to your CIO or IT Director.
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IBMi CIO Summit

Calling All IBM i CIOs

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

DAY 1: Mid-America Club
80th Floor, Aon Center, Chicago


DAY 2: Westin Lombard Yorktown

RPG & DB2 Summit


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