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; keeping IT aligned with business; getting started with modernization; blending development teams from different generations; evaluating cloud options; managing expectations; and other topics.

IBM’s Alison Butterill (IBM i Offering Manager) and Scott Forstie (DB2 for i Business Architect) will be onsite to brief the group on the future of IBM i, and answer questions.

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, exchange 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.

In addition, special guest Heidi Schmidt, leader in IT generational change and knowledge transfer, will discuss her experience in sparking collaborative learning that leads to increased joy, innovation, and effectiveness of IT development teams.

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

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

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

The CIO Summit will feature special guests Scott Forstie, Db2 for i Business Architect & Alison Butterill, IBM i Offering Manager

DAY 2: Embassy Suites DFW North
Dallas, TX

RPG & DB2 Summit


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