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 user 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 March 23-24, 2020 in Dallas, TX.

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 other topics.

Special guest Scott Forstie, IBM’s chief strategist for Db2 for i, briefed the 2019 CIO groups on database direction and the latest enhancements. Special guests for the March 2020 CIO Summit to be announced.

Seating is limited and reserved for CIOs or IT Directors who oversee application development and work for companies that are not technology vendors (although we love IBM i vendors!)

DAY 1: Ideas & Problem Solving at the CIO Summit

On Monday, March 23, CIOs gather in Dallas with Alan for a day of facilitated discussions on the opportunities and challenges they share as CIOs. Participants get to know each other, share insights, and learn what strategies have worked well for others. They will also explore ideas for attracting the next generation of talent and participate in a face-to-face briefing on IBM i direction.

The first day’s event 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, March 24, 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” with Alan Seiden, Jon Paris, Susan Gantner and Paul Tuohy;
  • opportunities to meet and pick the brains of leading development experts during lunch, breaks, 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 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.

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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