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Monday, September 14
 

8:00am CDT

Morning Stretch/Yoga
Join Jennifer Hollister for 30 minutes of easy desk yoga. Focused on helping you stretch the muscles you overuse everyday at your desk, as well as focusing breath, this is a great start to the day. Attend, stretch, and de-stress to get ready for a day of learning!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hollister

Jennifer Hollister

Yoga Teacher, Jennifer Hollister Yoga
An E-RYT Yoga Teacher, Trauma Based Yoga Therapist and Trauma Psychotherapist, Jennifer has an extensive background in mental and physical health for over 20 years.Jennifer teaches a variety of yoga styles in addition to Yoga Therapy, stress relief and meditation classes. She offers... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
Application Development Room 1

9:00am CDT

Opening Session
Monday September 14, 2020 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

10:00am CDT

Approaches to Modernization: Modernizing Modernization
Approaches to Modernization


Business Case:
Updating your approach to development is an excellent place to modernize and can be as simple as exploring new ways to do things.


Part I: Modernizing Modernization
Part II: Nuts and Bolts of Application, Database, and Reporting modernization
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

10:00am CDT

Modern COBOL: Intro to Modern COBOL on IBM i
Modern COBOL


Business Case:
Modern COBOL is a real thing. Learn how to work with Modern COBOL on IBM i.


Part I: Intro to Modern COBOL on IBM i
Part II: Modern Programing with Cobol
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jim Diephuis

Jim Diephuis

Senior Managing consultant, IBM
Jim has been with IBM since 1978, starting with the 'System 3 to System 38 batch conversion utility'. He then worked in the database area of the S/38 and AS/400 for many years before moving to what is currently Lab Services. In Lab Services, Jim focuses on helping IBM i clients move... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

10:00am CDT

Why it's High Time for Rdi: The Basics of RDi
Why it's High Time for Rdi


Business Case:
Your development efforts are constrained using ancient green screen tools; blast to a fast path to modern tooling.


Part I: The Basics of RDi
Part II: What I Wish I Knew Sooner about Using RDi
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
RPG Room

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Expand Your Options using Query Management
Query Management may be one of the better-kept secrets on IBM i. It has been part of the operating system since version 3.0 of OS/400. Yet developers don't seem to know it exists, or what it can do for them. Query management objects give the IBM i developer the means to use the full power of SQL without having to purchase the SQL licensed product. It also provides reporting capabilities similar to those of Query for i, with some things that Query for i can't begin to do. Query Management (QM) objects can also be used with programs and commands to provide parameterized reporting and data presentation.
1. Use CL commands to create Query Management objects 2. Use Query Manager to work with Query Management objects 3. Create a command to execute SQL statements from a command line

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hamberg

Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

10:00am CDT

SQL – Easy as MAGIC: Getting Started with SQL
SQL - Easy as Magic!


Business Case: 
SQL has become the standard for defining, manipulating, and accessing your data on IBM i, and on most other systems. What's the best way to get started with SQL without feeling overwhelmed? Why, join us for this module, of course! Even if you already use SQL, you're sure to learn techniques that will make you so productive, it'll almost seem like magic!


Part I: Getting Started with SQL
Part II: Getting Started with SQL Functions and Procedures
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Database Room

10:00am CDT

Implement POWERHA: Configure POWERHA
Implement POWERHA


Business Case:
Implement hardware replication solution with IASPs, take advantage of external storage


Part I: Configure POWERHA

Part II: Manage POWERHA
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nordland

Brian Nordland

Principal Software Engineer, HelpSystems
Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
High Availability Room

10:00am CDT

Getting Started with Open Source: Setup and Management
Getting Started with Open Source


Business Case:
Easily find or recruit programmers. Improve time-to-market. Reduce development costs. Beef up security. Modernize your applications. The value of open source is immeasurable for today's IBM i business.


Part I: Setup and Management

Part II: Building Open Source Dev Environments
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion




Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Open Source Room

10:00am CDT

Basics of Security on IBM i: Part I
Basics of Security on IBM i


Business Case:
Whether you are new to the system or a veteran, a basic knowledge of the security features provided with IBM i is a must. During this module you'll learn, not only about the features but how to review them, what constitutes 'best practices' and tips for changing from less secure to a more secure setting. Remember - every setting that's changed, is a step towards lowering your organization's risk.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Carol Woodbury

Carol Woodbury

President and CTO, DXR Security


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Security Room

10:00am CDT

Basics of IBM i Performance: Using PDI to Understand your System Performance Signature
Basics of IBM i Performance


Business Case:
IBM i often runs well with little or no focus on the performance of the system. But what if something unexpected does occur? If you understand the performance signature of your system when it is running well, it becomes much easier to identify problems if something goes wrong. In addition, being proactive by monitoring for unexpected situations can help prevent small problems turning into big ones. This module will show you how to use the Performance Data Investigator to understand your day-to-day performance signature, as well as how to use System Monitors to be notified of unexpected situations.


Part I: Using PDI to Understand your System Performance Signature
Part II: Performance Monitoring for Proactive Management
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

10:00am CDT

Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin: Dealing with User Profiles
Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin:


Business Case:
Very few shops today have a dedicated system administrator; so the administrator hat ends up with the developer or other staff. So where do you start? In the two Foundations of Systems Management modules, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know to administer IBM i. In our favor, IBM has been busy over the past several releases improving the tools and options for administering our system!



Foundations of Systems Management, Part I:  Dealing with User Profiles
Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Reading Joblogs
Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

11:00am CDT

Approaches to Modernization: Nuts and Bolts of Application, Database, and Reporting Modernization
Approaches to Modernization


Business Case:
Updating your approach to development is an excellent place to modernize and can be as simple as exploring new ways to do things.


Part I: Modernizing Modernization
Part II: Nuts and Bolts of Application, Database, and Reporting Modernization
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jim Diephuis

Jim Diephuis

Senior Managing consultant, IBM
Jim has been with IBM since 1978, starting with the 'System 3 to System 38 batch conversion utility'. He then worked in the database area of the S/38 and AS/400 for many years before moving to what is currently Lab Services. In Lab Services, Jim focuses on helping IBM i clients move... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

11:00am CDT

Modern COBOL: Modern Programing with Cobol
Modern COBOL


Business Case:
Modern COBOL is a real thing. Learn how to work with Modern COBOL on IBM i.


Part I: Intro to Modern COBOL on IBM i
Part II: Modern Programing with Cobol
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Thomas

Jerry Thomas

VP Migration Services, Cothern Computer Systems


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

11:00am CDT

Why it's High Time for Rdi: What I Wish I Knew Sooner about Using RDi
Why it's High Time for Rdi


Business Case:
Your development efforts are constrained using ancient green screen tools; blast to a fast path to modern tooling.


Part I: The Basics of RDi
Part II: What I Wish I Knew Sooner about Using RDi

Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
RPG Room

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Expand Your Options using Query Management
Query Management may be one of the better-kept secrets on IBM i. It has been part of the operating system since version 3.0 of OS/400. Yet developers don't seem to know it exists, or what it can do for them. Query management objects give the IBM i developer the means to use the full power of SQL without having to purchase the SQL licensed product. It also provides reporting capabilities similar to those of Query for i, with some things that Query for i can't begin to do. Query Management (QM) objects can also be used with programs and commands to provide parameterized reporting and data presentation.
1. Use CL commands to create Query Management objects 2. Use Query Manager to work with Query Management objects 3. Create a command to execute SQL statements from a command line

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hamberg

Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

11:00am CDT

SQL – Easy as MAGIC: Getting Started with SQL Functions and Procedures
SQL - Easy as Magic!


Business Case: 
SQL has become the standard for defining, manipulating, and accessing your data on IBM i, and on most other systems. What's the best way to get started with SQL without feeling overwhelmed? Why, join us for this module, of course! Even if you already use SQL, you're sure to learn techniques that will make you so productive, it'll almost seem like magic!


Part I: Getting Started with SQL
Part II: Getting Started with SQL Functions and Procedures
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Database Room
  Database
  • Learning Objective SQL is THE language for Db2 for i. This module takes the fear out of using SQL through basic SQL knowledge using practical examples.

11:00am CDT

Implement POWERHA: Manage POWERHA
Implement POWERHA


Business Case:
Implement hardware replication solution with IASPs, take advantage of external storage


Part I: Configure POWERHA
Part II: Manage POWERHA
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nordland

Brian Nordland

Principal Software Engineer, HelpSystems
Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
High Availability Room

11:00am CDT

Getting Started with Open Source: Building Open Source Dev Environments
Getting Started with Open Source


Business Case:
Easily find or recruit programmers. Improve time-to-market. Reduce development costs. Beef up security. Modernize your applications. The value of open source is immeasurable for today's IBM i business.


Part I: Setup and Management
Part II: Building Open Source Dev Environments
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Open Source Room

11:00am CDT

Basics of Security on IBM i: Part II
Basics of Security on IBM i


Business Case:
Whether you are new to the system or a veteran, a basic knowledge of the security features provided with IBM i is a must. During this module you'll learn, not only about the features but how to review them, what constitutes 'best practices' and tips for changing from less secure to a more secure setting. Remember - every setting that's changed, is a step towards lowering your organization's risk.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Carol Woodbury

Carol Woodbury

President and CTO, DXR Security


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Security Room

11:00am CDT

Basics of IBM i Performance: Performance Monitoring for Proactive Management
Basics of IBM i Performance


Business Case:
IBM i often runs well with little or no focus on the performance of the system. But what if something unexpected does occur? If you understand the performance signature of your system when it is running well, it becomes much easier to identify problems if something goes wrong. In addition, being proactive by monitoring for unexpected situations can help prevent small problems turning into big ones. This module will show you how to use the Performance Data Investigator to understand your day-to-day performance signature, as well as how to use System Monitors to be notified of unexpected situations.


Part I: Using PDI to Understand your System Performance Signature
Part II: Performance Monitoring for Proactive Management
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

11:00am CDT

Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin: Reading Joblogs
Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin:


Business Case:
Very few shops today have a dedicated system administrator; so the administrator hat ends up with the developer or other staff. So where do you start? In the two Foundations of Systems Management modules, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know to administer IBM i. In our favor, IBM has been busy over the past several releases improving the tools and options for administering our system!



Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Dealing with User Profiles
Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Reading Joblogs
Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

12:00pm CDT

Approaches to Modernization: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Approaches to Modernization


Business Case:
Updating your approach to development is an excellent place to modernize and can be as simple as exploring new ways to do things.


Part I: Modernizing Modernization
Part II: Nuts and Bolts of Application, Database, and Reporting modernization
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Jim Diephuis

Jim Diephuis

Senior Managing consultant, IBM
Jim has been with IBM since 1978, starting with the 'System 3 to System 38 batch conversion utility'. He then worked in the database area of the S/38 and AS/400 for many years before moving to what is currently Lab Services. In Lab Services, Jim focuses on helping IBM i clients move... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

12:00pm CDT

Modern COBOL: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Modern COBOL


Business Case:
Modern COBOL is a real thing. Learn how to work with Modern COBOL on IBM i.


Part I: Intro to Modern COBOL on IBM i
Part II: Modern Programing with Cobol
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Jim Diephuis

Jim Diephuis

Senior Managing consultant, IBM
Jim has been with IBM since 1978, starting with the 'System 3 to System 38 batch conversion utility'. He then worked in the database area of the S/38 and AS/400 for many years before moving to what is currently Lab Services. In Lab Services, Jim focuses on helping IBM i clients move... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Thomas

Jerry Thomas

VP Migration Services, Cothern Computer Systems


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

12:00pm CDT

Why it's High Time for Rdi: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Why it's High Time for Rdi


Business Case:
Your development efforts are constrained using ancient green screen tools; blast to a fast path to modern tooling.


Part I: The Basics of RDi
Part II: What I Wish I Knew Sooner about Using RDi
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
RPG Room
  Application Development
  • Learning Objective RDi supports various approaches to RPG and COBOL application modernization. Use IBM i tools with the widely-used Eclipse framework for faster application development.

12:00pm CDT

SQL – Easy as MAGIC: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
SQL - Easy as Magic!


Business Case: 
SQL has become the standard for defining, manipulating, and accessing your data on IBM i, and on most other systems. What's the best way to get started with SQL without feeling overwhelmed? Why, join us for this module, of course! Even if you already use SQL, you're sure to learn techniques that will make you so productive, it'll almost seem like magic!


Part I: Getting Started with SQL
Part II: Getting Started with SQL Functions and Procedures
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Database Room

12:00pm CDT

Implement POWERHA: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Implement POWERHA


Business Case:
Implement hardware replication solution with IASPs, take advantage of external storage


Part I: Configure POWERHA
Part II: Manage POWERHA
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nordland

Brian Nordland

Principal Software Engineer, HelpSystems
Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
High Availability Room

12:00pm CDT

Getting Started with Open Source: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Getting Started with Open Source


Business Case:
Easily find or recruit programmers. Improve time-to-market. Reduce development costs. Beef up security. Modernize your applications. The value of open source is immeasurable for today's IBM i business.


Part I: Setup and Management
Part II: Building Open Source Dev Environments
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Jack Woehr

Jack Woehr

Senior Engineer, Absolute Performance, Inc.
Author of Ublu, an open source remote language for IBM i.A Quantum Computing enthusiast, Jack is an IBM Qiskit Advocate and a 2021 IBM Champion.A consulting programmer with over 30 years' experience in open source specializing in open source based IBM i modernization... Read More →
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Open Source Room

12:00pm CDT

Basics of Security on IBM i: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Basics of Security on IBM i


Business Case:
Whether you are new to the system or a veteran, a basic knowledge of the security features provided with IBM i is a must. During this module you'll learn, not only about the features but how to review them, what constitutes 'best practices' and tips for changing from less secure to a more secure setting. Remember - every setting that's changed, is a step towards lowering your organization's risk.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion 

Speakers
avatar for Carol Woodbury

Carol Woodbury

President and CTO, DXR Security


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Security Room

12:00pm CDT

Basics of IBM i Performance: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Basics of IBM i Performance


Business Case:
IBM i often runs well with little or no focus on the performance of the system. But what if something unexpected does occur? If you understand the performance signature of your system when it is running well, it becomes much easier to identify problems if something goes wrong. In addition, being proactive by monitoring for unexpected situations can help prevent small problems turning into big ones. This module will show you how to use the Performance Data Investigator to understand your day-to-day performance signature, as well as how to use System Monitors to be notified of unexpected situations.


Part I: Using PDI to Understand your System Performance Signature
Part II: Performance Monitoring for Proactive Management
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

12:00pm CDT

Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin:


Business Case:
Very few shops today have a dedicated system administrator; so the administrator hat ends up with the developer or other staff. So where do you start? In the two Foundations of Systems Management modules, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know to administer IBM i. In our favor, IBM has been busy over the past several releases improving the tools and options for administering our system!



Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Dealing with User Profiles
Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Reading Joblogs
Foundations of Systems Management, Part I: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Achieving Quick Wins with Web, Mobile & API Development
Speakers
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for over 20 years, the last 13 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

12:30pm CDT

L and L: App Servers: A PHP Essential
Leveraging the right application server can mean significant improvements in PHP application performance and development speed. But how?

In this webinar, Zend Senior Solutions Consultant, Erwin Earley, looks at the benefits of PHP application servers, and how Zend Server can make it easier to manage and optimize your PHP application.

Join as Erwin discusses how applications servers like Zend Server can help with:

• Code tracing
• Application extensibility
• Performance monitoring
• Application management
• And more!

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 6

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Got ProtecTIER? We’ve Got you Covered
DSI has been selected by IBM as the official qualified replacement for ProtecTIER. Chris Bremer explains the process of migrating off of the ProtecTIER solution. This is a very important topic as IBM has announced that they will not be providing support for the existing ProtecTIER customers as of November of 2020.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bremer

Chris Bremer

Chief Technology Officer, Dynamic Solutions International
Chris Bremer holds a Business Administration degree from John Carroll University. His history inengineering data storage software gives him a unique perspective on cyber . He has 35 years of experience in the tech field and still lives and breathes technology. If he is not skiing... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 7

12:30pm CDT

L and L: HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i
Not sure if now is the right time to reevaluate your replication? Here’s a quick gut check: Is your system performance suffering from the impact of your current solution? Are you afraid to look at your annual maintenance or latest hardware upgrade charge? Are you afraid to test recoverability using your current solution? If you said YES to any of these, this webinar is for you.

In this session, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. It takes a smart, step-by-step approach to moving your replication rules, instead of carelessly converting them in bulk. You’ll learn how to:

• Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
• Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
• Gain back time in your work week
• Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective. Join us!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Huntington

Tom Huntington

EVP of Technical Solutions, HelpSystems
Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and a 29-plus-year veteran of the company. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and... Read More →
avatar for Ash Giddings

Ash Giddings

Product Manager, Helpsystems
With more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and coming from anoperational background, Ash Giddings has worked for some of the largest datacenters in Europe and has advised large companies in the U.S. on major projects tosave costs and improve efficiencies.He began his... Read More →
avatar for Mark Amacher

Mark Amacher

Lead Technical Consultant, HelpSystems
Robot products


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 4

12:30pm CDT

L and L: IBM Query/400 Modernization: Creating Real-Time, Drillable Web Reports
You probably have Query for i (Query/400) queries that return useful data, but not in the format your managers and users need to visualize and analyze real-time operational data. Attend this session to see how with NGS-IQ your users can quickly run these old queries – as is – from their favorite Web browser to generate formatted, graphical Web reports with charts and dynamic drill down links.

Speakers
avatar for William Langston

William Langston

Director of Marketing, New Generation Software
During my long career I have served in marketing, sales, training, and technical support roles and worked closely with IBM i application developers. I focus on query, reporting, and analytics software, database topics, and IBM i software.  


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 3

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Manage Change, No Sweat
An overview of TD/OMS and Gravity applications, going through the development lifecycle

Speakers

Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 8

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Paths to Smart Modernization on the IBM i
Modernization doesn’t have to mean massive overhauls, business process interruptions, long implementation delays or investing large sums of money on new hardware and software. All Modernization projects should be well planned with specific goals and objectives listed out. Would updating the user experience suffice in the short term while you work on improving processes and rewriting the back-end code? Presenter Tony Graham, long-time IBM i user and Product Marketing Manager at LANSA, discusses several paths for IBM i modernization allowing you to make sure you are on the path that makes the most sense for your specific issues.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Graham

Tony Graham

Product Marketing Manager, Lansa
As product marketing manager, Tony draws on his experience as a former Information Systems Manager where he was responsible for developing enterprise applications. His broad range of experience includes leading a digital transformation initiative that included rewriting a custom legacy... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 2

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Turn Traditional Spool Files into Full-Color Forms without Spending a Fortune
IBM i shops continue to struggle to produce high-quality forms at a reasonable price. Using IPDS and AFP is cumbersome, at best, and some forms solutions are difficult to work with and often cost a lot of money. TLAForms is the most feature-rich, cost-effective solution to turn your existing IBM i spool files into full-color, professional forms. Whether you have a forms solution in place or are just now looking into creating better looking forms, TLAForms offers the best combination of functionality, cost and outstanding technical support.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Schuett

Mike Schuett

Marketing, TL Ashford
Mike Schuett has spent his last 26 years at TL Ashford serving the IBM i community. He has performed many roles at TL Ashford including technical support, sales, reseller sales, multimedia production, and marketing. He’s spent thousands of hours working with customers, and potential... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 5

1:00pm CDT

Expo
Monday September 14, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Exposition

2:30pm CDT

Marrying SQL Services and CL: Going beyond SQL for Just the Database
Marrying SQL Services and CL


Business Case:
Make your shell programming SQL, rather than CL, allowing you to do more with today's developers


Part I: Going beyond SQL for Just the Database
Part II: Why SQL Should Be Your First Choice
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Hands On with IBM i Access Client Solutions
Try it, You will like it! IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access Product Family and is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux and Windows. During this self directed lab session, the participant will have the opportunity to interact with this product and try out most of it's capabilities like the best 5250 emulator, Data Transfer, working with Printer output, the Integrated File System and More.
This lab will introduce the participant to many functions of the IBM i Access Client Solutions product by allowing them to use the product via guided self paced exercises

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Hands On with IBM i Mobile Access
Mobile access to your IBM i is becoming increasingly necessary. Managing your IBM i systems as well as providing user access from any mobile device, cell phones and tablets is becoming a requirement for the business. In response to this, we have the IBM i Mobile Access Solution to begin addressing these needs. This lab will provide the participant with a guided, self-paced, interaction with the solution. Becoming familiar with the 5250 interface, running SQL Queries, interacting with Printed Output, the IFS and much more. This lab is intended to run from your own internet connected mobile device of your choice.
Experience the IBM i Mobile Access experience from your own mobile device to learn if it is a solution that would be beneficial to deploy in your environment

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 2

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Hands On with IBM Navigator for i
Try it, You will like it! IBM Navigator for i is the web based IBM i OS navigator environment that runs on your IBM i OS that has been available since IBM i OS r7.1. IBM Navigator for i is a critical tool for administrating and managing your IBM i OS, contains great value add tools like Performance Data Investigator and is the navigator environment relied on by the IBM i Access Client Solutions infrastructure. IBM i Access Client Solutions is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux, and Windows. Familiarity with IBM i Access Client Solutions is very important as this is the future of the IBM i Access Family software on workstation operating systems. This future is already here as IBM i ACS is the only client supported on Windows 10 and later OS, and IBM i Access for Windows is being withdrawn from support on April 30, 2109. This hands on lab exercise will guide you through many of the functions and capabilities of IBM Navigator for i, allowing the user to become familiar with these capabilities and become comfortable with the environment.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 3

2:30pm CDT

Improve Your Business Communication: Effective Communication in the Digital Workplace
Improve Your Business Communication


Business Case:
As IT professionals, we often ignore the power of business communication. But improving your ability to communicate with coworkers and teams improves productivity, better quality outcomes, and helps you achieve your goals


Part I: Effective Communication in the Digital Workplace
Part II: Listening your Way to Influence
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Heather Dinho

Heather Dinho

iTech Solutions
With over 14 years’ experience in marketing and business operations, Heather Dinho has worked across multiple disciplines ranging from direct response advertising agencies, to big data organizations, and technology companies. Her expertise lies in campaign execution, communications... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Electives Room

2:30pm CDT

Advanced SQL Made Simple : Part I
Advanced SQL Made Simple


Business Case:
Knowing more hints and tips about the SQL Language will really open up your world with ways to improve performance and programmer productivity. This module will cover many of the hints and tips you can take advantage of today!


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Database Room

2:30pm CDT

Remote HA and DR: Migration to the Cloud and HA/DR for Cloud and Hybrid Environments
Remote HA and DR


Business Case:
Work and manage your systems remotely, backup to the cloud in a hybrid systems environment


Part I: Migration to the Cloud and HA/DR for Cloud and Hybrid Environments
Part II: Logistics of Remote Monitoring and Management
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Barry Kirksey

Barry Kirksey

Principal Sales Engineer, Precisely


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
High Availability Room

2:30pm CDT

Basics of Node.js: Why Node.js?
Basics of Node.js


Business Case:
Node.js is one of the fastest-growing language runtimes in modern history. By allowing the popular JavaScript language to run on the server side, it brings immeasurable value in terms of developer productivity, performance, and scalability.


Part I: Why Node.js?
Part II: Getting Started with Node.js
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Open Source Room

2:30pm CDT

Basics of Modern RPG Language: Introduction to Modern RPG for Today's Programmers
Basics of Modern RPG Language


Business Case:
Leverage today's talent and recruit younger developers to your business by learning the basics of modern RPG


Part I: Introduction to Modern RPG for Today's Programmers
Part II: How Other Companies Have Moved Their Business into the 21st Century on IBM i
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

IBM
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
RPG Room

2:30pm CDT

Audit your System: Configuration Auditing
Audit your System

Business Case:
Use best practices to configure and monitor your IBM i against internal and external security threats as well as end-user errors. Enable consistent and automated real time reporting to most effectively audit and monitor your IBM i. This module will extend your knowledge of the auditing and monitoring capabilities of the IBMi enabling you to more effectively administer and guard your company's IBM i assets.


Part I: Configuration and Enablement of IBM i Auditing
Part II: Monitoring and Reporting on IBM i Compliance and Security
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson

President/Consultant, iSolutions Consulting, Inc.
Ray Johnson is an IBM System i technical consultant, working with IBM System i and its predecessors since 1978. Ray worked for IBM as a Hardware Customer Engineer, Product Engineer and System Engineer for 18 years. Ray started his own consulting firm in 2004 to provide superior technical... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Security Room

2:30pm CDT

Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin, Part II: Manage your Spool Settings
Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin, Part II


Business Case: 
Very few shops today have a dedicated system administrator; so the administrator hat ends up with the developer or other staff. So where do you start? In the two Foundations of Systems Management modules, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know to administer IBM i. In our favor, IBM has been busy over the past several releases improving the tools and options for administering our system!

This module is a follow-on to the previous module.


Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Working with Spooled Files and Controlling Joblog Output
Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Assessing PTF Status & What’s Using my Disk Space?
Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

2:30pm CDT

Modernize Your Servers and Storage: What's New with POWER9
Modernize Your Servers and Storage


Business Case:
Improve performance, resiliency, and security of your systems


Part I: What's New with POWER9
Part II: Options for Storage
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Sundt

Daniel Sundt

IBM i Product Manager, IBM
Dan Sundt is an IBM i product manager.  He has the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies.  He works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as customers and partners to ensure that the IBM i... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

2:30pm CDT

Fundamentals of JavaScript Web Development: JavaScript 101 - First Look from an RPG Perspective
Fundamentals of JavaScript Web Development


Business Case:
Understand and interpret the JavaScript-based syntax you are likely to come across in the wild and gain some confidence in dissecting the interaction between the client front-end and the server-side back-end. Specifically, in this IBM i-centric module, we'll be explaining how to interpret what's being communicated between the user interface and an RPG program. Learn where where one would go to make changes and/or convey pertinent change instructions to a front-end or back-end developer.


Part I: JavaScript 101 - First Look from an RPG Perspective

Part II: Introduction to Chrome Dev Tools - Debugging in the Browser
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX Corporation
avatar for Richard Milone

Richard Milone

CNX
Richard Milone has worked as an application developer on the IBM i platform and its predecessors of various names for over 25 years. Richard served as Director of IT for Packaging Resources until co-founding CNX Corporation in Chicago in 1996, where his initial focus was on ERP enhancements... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Marrying SQL Services and CL: Why SQL Should Be Your First Choice
Marrying SQL Services and CL


Business Case:
Make your shell programming SQL, rather than CL, allowing you to do more with today's developers


Part I: Going beyond SQL for Just the Database
Part II: Why SQL Should Be Your First Choice
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Hands On with IBM i Access Client Solutions
Try it, You will like it! IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access Product Family and is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux and Windows. During this self directed lab session, the participant will have the opportunity to interact with this product and try out most of it's capabilities like the best 5250 emulator, Data Transfer, working with Printer output, the Integrated File System and More.
This lab will introduce the participant to many functions of the IBM i Access Client Solutions product by allowing them to use the product via guided self paced exercises

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Hands On with IBM i Mobile Access
Mobile access to your IBM i is becoming increasingly necessary. Managing your IBM i systems as well as providing user access from any mobile device, cell phones and tablets is becoming a requirement for the business. In response to this, we have the IBM i Mobile Access Solution to begin addressing these needs. This lab will provide the participant with a guided, self-paced, interaction with the solution. Becoming familiar with the 5250 interface, running SQL Queries, interacting with Printed Output, the IFS and much more. This lab is intended to run from your own internet connected mobile device of your choice.
Experience the IBM i Mobile Access experience from your own mobile device to learn if it is a solution that would be beneficial to deploy in your environment

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 2

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Hands On with IBM Navigator for i
Try it, You will like it! IBM Navigator for i is the web based IBM i OS navigator environment that runs on your IBM i OS that has been available since IBM i OS r7.1. IBM Navigator for i is a critical tool for administrating and managing your IBM i OS, contains great value add tools like Performance Data Investigator and is the navigator environment relied on by the IBM i Access Client Solutions infrastructure. IBM i Access Client Solutions is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux, and Windows. Familiarity with IBM i Access Client Solutions is very important as this is the future of the IBM i Access Family software on workstation operating systems. This future is already here as IBM i ACS is the only client supported on Windows 10 and later OS, and IBM i Access for Windows is being withdrawn from support on April 30, 2109. This hands on lab exercise will guide you through many of the functions and capabilities of IBM Navigator for i, allowing the user to become familiar with these capabilities and become comfortable with the environment.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 3

3:30pm CDT

Improve Your Business Communication: Listening your Way to Influence
Improve Your Business Communication


Business Case:
As IT professionals, we often ignore the power of business communication. But improving your ability to communicate with coworkers and teams improves productivity, better quality outcomes, and helps you achieve your goals


Part I: Improve Your Business Communication
Part II: Listening your Way to Influence
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Electives Room

3:30pm CDT

Advanced SQL Made Simple : Part II
Advanced SQL Made Simple


Business Case:
Knowing more hints and tips about the SQL Language will really open up your world with ways to improve performance and programmer productivity. This module will cover many of the hints and tips you can take advantage of today!


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Database Room

3:30pm CDT

Remote HA and DR: Logistics of Remote Monitoring and Management
Remote HA and DR


Business Case:
Work and manage your systems remotely, backup to the cloud in a hybrid systems environment


Part I: Importance for HA and DR, HA and DR in a Cloud/Hybrid Environment
Part II: Logistics of Remote Monitoring and Management
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Eric Gibb

Eric Gibb

Senior Technical Consultant, Precisely
While Eric has only been with Precisely for 3 years he has been working on the IBM i platform since 1987 as an application programmer, operations supervisor, and trusted advisor to customers across all industries.Helping customers maintain their systems, migrate workload and protect... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
High Availability Room

3:30pm CDT

Basics of Node.js: Getting Started with Node.js
Basics of Node.js


Business Case:
Node.js is one of the fastest-growing language runtimes in modern history. By allowing the popular JavaScript language to run on the server side, it brings immeasurable value in terms of developer productivity, performance, and scalability.


Part I: Why Node.js?
Part II: Getting Started with Node.js
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Open Source Room

3:30pm CDT

Basics of Modern RPG Language: How Other Companies Have Moved Their Business into the 21st Century on IBM i
Basics of Modern RPG Language


Business Case:
Leverage today's talent and recruit younger developers to your business by learning the basics of modern RPG


Part I: Introduction to Modern RPG for Today's Programmers
Part II: How Other Companies Have Moved Their Business into the 21st Century on IBM i
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jim Buck

Jim Buck

CEO & Head Instructor, imPower Technologies
Number ONE in IBM i Education! :)Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35+ years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
RPG Room

3:30pm CDT

Audit your System: Monitoring and Reporting on IBM i Compliance and Security
Audit your System

Business Case:
Use best practices to configure and monitor your IBM i against internal and external security threats as well as end-user errors. Enable consistent and automated real time reporting to most effectively audit and monitor your IBM i. This module will extend your knowledge of the auditing and monitoring capabilities of the IBMi enabling you to more effectively administer and guard your company's IBM i assets.


Part I: Configuration and Enablement of IBM i Auditing
Part II: Monitoring and Reporting on IBM i Compliance and Security
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Winston

Dawn Winston

Product Management Director – Security Solutions, Precisely


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Security Room

3:30pm CDT

Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin, Part II: Assessing PTF Status & What’s Using my Disk Space?
Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin, Part II


Business Case: 
Very few shops today have a dedicated system administrator; so the administrator hat ends up with the developer or other staff. So where do you start? In the two Foundations of Systems Management modules, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know to administer IBM i. In our favor, IBM has been busy over the past several releases improving the tools and options for administering our system!

This module is a follow-on to the previous module.


Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Working with Spooled Files and Controlling Joblog Output
Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Assessing PTF Status & What’s Using my Disk Space?
Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Live Panel & Q&A


Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

3:30pm CDT

Modernize Your Servers and Storage: Options for Storage
Modernize Your Servers and Storage


Business Case:
Improve performance, resiliency, and security of your systems


Part I: What's New with POWER9
Part II: Options for Storage
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Sundt

Daniel Sundt

IBM i Product Manager, IBM
Dan Sundt is an IBM i product manager.  He has the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies.  He works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as customers and partners to ensure that the IBM i... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Fundamentals of JavaScript Web Development: Introduction to Chrome Dev Tools - Debugging in the Browser
Fundamentals of JavaScript Web Development


Business Case:
Understand and interpret the JavaScript-based syntax you are likely to come across in the wild and gain some confidence in dissecting the interaction between the client front-end and the server-side back-end. Specifically, in this IBM i-centric module, we'll be explaining how to interpret what's being communicated between the user interface and an RPG program. Learn where where one would go to make changes and/or convey pertinent change instructions to a front-end or back-end developer.


Part I: JavaScript 101 - First Look from an RPG Perspective
Part II: Introduction to Chrome Dev Tools - Debugging in the Browser
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX Corporation
avatar for Richard Milone

Richard Milone

CNX
Richard Milone has worked as an application developer on the IBM i platform and its predecessors of various names for over 25 years. Richard served as Director of IT for Packaging Resources until co-founding CNX Corporation in Chicago in 1996, where his initial focus was on ERP enhancements... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

4:30pm CDT

Marrying SQL Services and CL: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Marrying SQL Services and CL


Business Case:
Make your shell programming SQL, rather than CL, allowing you to do more with today's developers


Part I: Going beyond SQL for Just the Database
Part II: Why SQL Should Be Your First Choice
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1
  Application Development
  • Learning Objective Make your shell programming SQL, rather than CL, allowing you to do more with today's developers

4:30pm CDT

Improve Your Business Communication: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Improve Your Business Communication


Business Case:
As IT professionals, we often ignore the power of business communication. But improving your ability to communicate with coworkers and teams improves productivity, better quality outcomes, and helps you achieve your goals


Part I: Improve Your Business Communication
Part II: Listening your Way to Influence
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Electives Room

4:30pm CDT

Advanced SQL Made Simple : LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Advanced SQL Made Simple


Business Case:
Knowing more hints and tips about the SQL Language will really open up your world with ways to improve performance and programmer productivity. This module will cover many of the hints and tips you can take advantage of today!


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Database Room

4:30pm CDT

Remote HA and DR: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Remote HA and DR


Business Case:
Work and manage your systems remotely, backup to the cloud in a hybrid systems environment


Part I: Importance for HA and DR, HA and DR in a Cloud/Hybrid Environment
Part II: Logistics of Remote Monitoring and Management
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Kris Whitney

Kris Whitney

IBM
Kris Whitney is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Rochester. He has worked at IBM for the last 19+ years and currently is leading the development for Db2 Mirror for i and IBM i Public Cloud enablement.
avatar for Eric Gibb

Eric Gibb

Senior Technical Consultant, Precisely
While Eric has only been with Precisely for 3 years he has been working on the IBM i platform since 1987 as an application programmer, operations supervisor, and trusted advisor to customers across all industries.Helping customers maintain their systems, migrate workload and protect... Read More →
avatar for Barry Kirksey

Barry Kirksey

Principal Sales Engineer, Precisely
avatar for Dan Simms

Dan Simms

Project Management Director, IBM i HA Solutions, Precisely
Hello, my name is Dan Simms.  I am the Director of Product Management for the IBM i HA portfolio at Precisely.  My portfolio includes Assure MIMIX, QuickEDD, iTera, OMS/ODS, Assure MIMIX for AIX, and iOptimize.  I have been with Precisely (Syncsort, Vision Solutions) for 25 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
High Availability Room

4:30pm CDT

Basics of Node.js: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Basics of Node.js


Business Case:
Node.js is one of the fastest-growing language runtimes in modern history. By allowing the popular JavaScript language to run on the server side, it brings immeasurable value in terms of developer productivity, performance, and scalability.


Part I: Why Node.js?
Part II: Getting Started with Node.js
Part III:  LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Open Source Room

4:30pm CDT

Basics of Modern RPG Language: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Basics of Modern RPG Language


Business Case:
Leverage today's talent and recruit younger developers to your business by learning the basics of modern RPG


Part I: Introduction to Modern RPG for Today's Programmers
Part II: How Other Companies Have Moved Their Business into the 21st Century on IBM i
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

IBM
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO... Read More →
avatar for Jim Buck

Jim Buck

CEO & Head Instructor, imPower Technologies
Number ONE in IBM i Education! :)Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35+ years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
RPG Room

4:30pm CDT

Audit your System: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Audit your System

Business Case:
Use best practices to configure and monitor your IBM i against internal and external security threats as well as end-user errors. Enable consistent and automated real time reporting to most effectively audit and monitor your IBM i. This module will extend your knowledge of the auditing and monitoring capabilities of the IBMi enabling you to more effectively administer and guard your company's IBM i assets.


Part I: Configuration and Enablement of IBM i Auditing
Part II: Monitoring and Reporting on IBM i Compliance and Security
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson

President/Consultant, iSolutions Consulting, Inc.
Ray Johnson is an IBM System i technical consultant, working with IBM System i and its predecessors since 1978. Ray worked for IBM as a Hardware Customer Engineer, Product Engineer and System Engineer for 18 years. Ray started his own consulting firm in 2004 to provide superior technical... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Winston

Dawn Winston

Product Management Director – Security Solutions, Precisely


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Security Room

4:30pm CDT

Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin, Part II: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Foundations of IBM i Systems Admin, Part II


Business Case: 
Very few shops today have a dedicated system administrator; so the administrator hat ends up with the developer or other staff. So where do you start? In the two Foundations of Systems Management modules, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know to administer IBM i. In our favor, IBM has been busy over the past several releases improving the tools and options for administering our system!

This module is a follow-on to the previous module.


Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Working with Spooled Files and Controlling Joblog Output
Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Assessing PTF Status & What’s Using my Disk Space?
Foundations of Systems Mngt, Part II: Live Panel & Q&A


Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

4:30pm CDT

Modernize Your Servers and Storage: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Modernize Your Servers and Storage


Business Case:
Improve performance, resiliency, and security of your systems


Part I: What's New with POWER9
Part II: Options for Storage
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Sundt

Daniel Sundt

IBM i Product Manager, IBM
Dan Sundt is an IBM i product manager.  He has the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies.  He works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as customers and partners to ensure that the IBM i... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2
  Systems Management
  • Learning Objective Improve performance, resiliency, and security of your systems

4:30pm CDT

Fundamentals of JavaScript Web Development: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Fundamentals of JavaScript Web Development


Business Case:
Understand and interpret the JavaScript-based syntax you are likely to come across in the wild and gain some confidence in dissecting the interaction between the client front-end and the server-side back-end. Specifically, in this IBM i-centric module, we'll be explaining how to interpret what's being communicated between the user interface and an RPG program. Learn where where one would go to make changes and/or convey pertinent change instructions to a front-end or back-end developer.


Part I: JavaScript 101 - First Look from an RPG Perspective
Part II: Introduction to Chrome Dev Tools - Debugging in the Browser
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX Corporation
avatar for Richard Milone

Richard Milone

CNX
Richard Milone has worked as an application developer on the IBM i platform and its predecessors of various names for over 25 years. Richard served as Director of IT for Packaging Resources until co-founding CNX Corporation in Chicago in 1996, where his initial focus was on ERP enhancements... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

5:00pm CDT

Networking Event: COVID Success and Challenge Stories
Come to this networking event at the ready with your best COVID stories, either work or home-related. Meet with your fellow attendees and hear about what has worked for others in this strange time. You can participate or just listen. You can share your webcam video or remain anonymous.

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hamberg

Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →
avatar for Dan Pigon

Dan Pigon

iSeries Engineer


Monday September 14, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

5:00pm CDT

Networking Event: The Role of IT in Transforming Your Company
Now that many of our companies are using technology to replace physical contact with our customers and teams, IT has become an even more integral part of driving the business. Come prepared to discuss how your company’s views of IT have evolved during the COVID crisis. What does the “new normal” look like in your shop? Are you ready for what is next? You can participate or just listen. You can share your webcam video or remain anonymous.

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Sarrasin

Marcel Sarrasin

VP of Marketing and Business Development, Fresche Solutions
Marcel Sarrasin is the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Fresche Solutions which includes the BCD, Looksoftware and Quadrant brands. He has filled many roles including Product Manager, Technical Support Manager, Trainer and Dealer Liaison. Marcel has presented over 200 technical... Read More →
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →
avatar for Floyd Del Muro

Floyd Del Muro

Director, Business Development, SenecaGlobal
With 31 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Director, Business Development for the SenecaGlobal group. In his role at SenecaGlobal, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps , Enterprise Modernization and refactoring projects on IBM i... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 2
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

8:00am CDT

Morning Stretch/Yoga
Join Jennifer Hollister for 30 minutes of easy desk yoga. Focused on helping you stretch the muscles you overuse everyday at your desk, as well as focusing breath, this is a great start to the day. Attend, stretch, and de-stress to get ready for a day of learning!



Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hollister

Jennifer Hollister

Yoga Teacher, Jennifer Hollister Yoga
An E-RYT Yoga Teacher, Trauma Based Yoga Therapist and Trauma Psychotherapist, Jennifer has an extensive background in mental and physical health for over 20 years.Jennifer teaches a variety of yoga styles in addition to Yoga Therapy, stress relief and meditation classes. She offers... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
Application Development Room 1

9:00am CDT

Keynote: Healthier Teams are Higher Performing Teams - Always
As the smart folks at McKinsey state, "Healthy companies, we know, dramatically outperform their peers. The proof is strong—the top quartile of publicly traded companies in McKinsey’s Organizational Health Index (OHI) delivers roughly three times the returns to shareholders as those in the bottom quartile.”

However - we are living in strange times. What used to work, pre-pandemic, in measuring and promoting healthy team dynamics may not work now. Why? First, just taking our old approaches to team meetings, communication, planning, setting and measuring goals, etc., and just “moving them into a Zoom meeting" is often a catastrophic failure. Second, far too many organizations are mostly in reactionary mode related to emerging business models, changes in stakeholder behaviors, funding options, etc. and are operating in survival mode related to HR and organizational development (e.g., training, succession planning, talent management, etc.).

As a result, it’s almost if leaders are “closing their eyes and holding their noses” and hope things are okay. In many cases, they’re erroneously making assumptions that their strategies and tactics are actually working and are not looking beyond their short-term decisions.

What about you? How healthy is your team? How well is it performing?

This keynote is based upon Team Tipton’s “Team Health and Performance Maturity Model” and is designed to make three things possible: 1) Gives you an understanding of the model — it’s assumptions, steps, and results; 2) Provides you details with successful approaches to move from one step to the next; and 3) Helps you prioritize immediate actions related to moving forward.

Again, healthier teams are higher performing teams — learn the process to drive up both the health and performance of YOUR team!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Tipton

Bob Tipton

CEO / Principal Change Architect, Team Tipton
So incredibly excited to have the chance to speak for COMMON once again. My first conference was in San Diego back in 1980/81 (don't remember), and I was a regular at COMMON for the next 20+ years. I held virtually every volunteer position for the organization (including being on... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

10:00am CDT

Consuming REST APIs: Calling Rest APIs from RPG Using the Native IBM i Options
Consuming REST APIs


Business Case:
Learn the many ways to call Rest APIs from RPG.


Part I: Calling Rest APIs from RPG Using the Native IBM i Options
Part II: Using HTTPAPI from RPG
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Nadir Amra

Nadir Amra

Software Engineer, IBM
Nadir Amra has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Ohio State University.   He has worked for IBM in Rochester, MN since 1988, starting in the Communications area, where he was an instrumental member of the development teams that introduced the CPI-Communication and... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

10:00am CDT

Get Started with GIT and Version Control: Building IBM i Source from Git
Get Started with GIT and Version Control


Business Case:
Increase software development agility and standardize on a version control that is platform agnostic


Part I: Building IBM i source from Git
Part II: Automating DevOps for the IBM i with Jenkins
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
RPG Room

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Easy REST APIs with Loopback
With the Loopback Node.js framework, you can create REST APIs from existing Db2 data in a matter of minutes! Come to this session for a hands-on experience in doing just that, as well as exploring some of the other great things Loopback can do.
1. Learn how to use the Loopback framework to create REST APIs

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 1

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Rational Developer for i
IBM Rational Developer for i is an integrated development environment for developing applications to run on IBM i. The following modules are offered during this work-at-your-own-pace open lab: 1. Creating a connection and working with IBM i objects 2. Editing RPG Source and using built-in language understanding in the editor 3. Verifying and Compiling RPG programs 4. Debugging CL and RPG programs 5. Using the Screen Designer 6. Analyzing programs using the Application Diagram 7. Advanced customization of the Remote Systems Explorer 8. Working offline with i Projects 9. Using the Report Designer 10. Code Coverage: Analyzing which lines were covered or skipped during the execution of a program.
1. Learn how to create connections from Client to Server with Rational Developer for i 2. Learn how to use modern development tools -Rational Developer for i for editing, compiling, debugging 3. Learn how to use visual tools like Screen Designer and Report Designer 4. Learn how to analyze the effectiveness of your testing using Code Coverage

Speakers
avatar for Edmund Reinhardt

Edmund Reinhardt

IBM i Application Development Tools Lead, IBM
Edmund Reinhardt has been working on application development tools for IBM i for over 25 years. Starting with the green screen tools in 1989 through each technology iteration from OS/2 to Java. As the architect for Rational Developer for i, he is passionate about engaging and delighting... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

10:00am CDT

Let’s JOIN Together: Part I
Let’s JOIN Together


Business Case:
Leveraging the SQL language is a development strategy you need to be on. This module provides more hints and tips around use of JOINS, UNIONS, NULL values and other programming techniques like Common Table Expressions.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Database Room

10:00am CDT

Logical and Hardware Replication: Logical Replication
Logical and Hardware Replication


Business Case: 
Learn the benefits and distinctions between logical and hardware replication, and why one might choose one over the other… or both


Part I: Logical Replication
Part II: Hardware Replication
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dan Simms

Dan Simms

Project Management Director, IBM i HA Solutions, Precisely
Hello, my name is Dan Simms.  I am the Director of Product Management for the IBM i HA portfolio at Precisely.  My portfolio includes Assure MIMIX, QuickEDD, iTera, OMS/ODS, Assure MIMIX for AIX, and iOptimize.  I have been with Precisely (Syncsort, Vision Solutions) for 25 years... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
High Availability Room

10:00am CDT

iOT on IBM i: Why and How?
iOT on IBM i


Business Case:
Don’t get left behind as companies around the world create competitive advantage by gathering valuable data through IoT connected devices! This module will show you what software you need and how to start building the programs that will allow you to gather and process data.


Part I: Why and How?

Part II: IoT and more with Node-RED
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Electives Room

10:00am CDT

Get Started with PHP: Basics of Language
Get Started with PHP


Business Case:
Benefit from the ability to leverage your data to a larger constituency via the world’s most widely used web scripting language.


Part I: Basics of Language
Part II: PHP and Database Access
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Open Source Room

10:00am CDT

Best Practices of Security: Part I
Best Practices of Security


Best Practices:
Understand all the different areas of security one needs to consider — not just on IBM I — and prevent common mistakes and data loss or intrusion.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews

Executive Security Consultant, IBM
Robert Andrews is the Team Lead for the IBM i Security and Authentication Lab Services Power Systems Delivery Practice in Rochester, MN.  He is a Senior Managing Security Consultant and a certified Thought Leader in IBM for security.  Besides security, Robert is an expert in Db2... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Security Room

10:00am CDT

Keep Your System up to Date: Moving to 7.4
Keep Your System up to Date


Business Case:
Take advantage of the latest technologies and prevent yourself from experiencing problems IBM has already fixed


Part I: Moving to 7.4

Part II: Image Catalogs - How they Changed my Life!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

10:00am CDT

Practical Performance Tips: Tips to Troubleshoot Locking Problems
Practical Performance Tips

Business Case:
Learn useful tips to help you identify and resolve common performance issues. This module will explore two areas of the system and provide practical tips on resolving common performance problems. The first session will review how to troubleshoot locking problems, with a review of how to use Job Watcher to identify and resolve contention issues. The section session will provide many useful tips on IFS performance.

Part I: Tips to Troubleshoot Locking Problems 
Part II: Tips to Improve IFS Application Performance
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

10:00am CDT

Modern Open Source JavaScript Frameworks: Intro to React
Modern Open Source JavaScript Frameworks


Business Case:
Create visually appealing and reactive web applications using completely free JavaScript frameworks.


Part I: Intro to React
Part II: Building with Vue
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reock

Justin Reock

Chief Architect, OpenLogic by Perforce
Justin has over 20 years’ experience working in various software roles and is an outspoken free software evangelist, delivering enterprise solutions and community education on databases, integration work, architecture, and technical leadership. He is currently the Chief Architect... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

11:00am CDT

Consuming REST APIs: Using HTTPAPI from RPG
Consuming REST APIs


Business Case:
Learn the many ways to call Rest APIs from RPG.


Part I: Calling Rest APIs from RPG Using the Native IBM i Options
Part II:  Using HTTPAPI from RPG
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He also volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

11:00am CDT

Get Started with GIT and Version Control: Automating DevOps for the IBM i with Jenkins
Get Started with GIT and Version Control


Business Case:
Increase software development agility and standardize on a version control that is platform agnostic


Part I: Building IBM i source from Git
Part II: Automating DevOps for the IBM i with Jenkins
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
RPG Room

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Easy REST APIs with Loopback
With the Loopback Node.js framework, you can create REST APIs from existing Db2 data in a matter of minutes! Come to this session for a hands-on experience in doing just that, as well as exploring some of the other great things Loopback can do.
1. Learn how to use the Loopback framework to create REST APIs

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 1

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Rational Developer for i
IBM Rational Developer for i is an integrated development environment for developing applications to run on IBM i. The following modules are offered during this work-at-your-own-pace open lab: 1. Creating a connection and working with IBM i objects 2. Editing RPG Source and using built-in language understanding in the editor 3. Verifying and Compiling RPG programs 4. Debugging CL and RPG programs 5. Using the Screen Designer 6. Analyzing programs using the Application Diagram 7. Advanced customization of the Remote Systems Explorer 8. Working offline with i Projects 9. Using the Report Designer 10. Code Coverage: Analyzing which lines were covered or skipped during the execution of a program.
1. Learn how to create connections from Client to Server with Rational Developer for i 2. Learn how to use modern development tools -Rational Developer for i for editing, compiling, debugging 3. Learn how to use visual tools like Screen Designer and Report Designer 4. Learn how to analyze the effectiveness of your testing using Code Coverage

Speakers
avatar for Edmund Reinhardt

Edmund Reinhardt

IBM i Application Development Tools Lead, IBM
Edmund Reinhardt has been working on application development tools for IBM i for over 25 years. Starting with the green screen tools in 1989 through each technology iteration from OS/2 to Java. As the architect for Rational Developer for i, he is passionate about engaging and delighting... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

11:00am CDT

Let’s JOIN together: Part II
Let’s JOIN Together


Business Case:
Leveraging the SQL language is a development strategy you need to be on. This module provides more hints and tips around use of JOINS, UNIONS, NULL values and other programming techniques like Common Table Expressions.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Database Room

11:00am CDT

Logical and Hardware Replication: Hardware Replication
Logical and Hardware Replication


Business Case: 
Learn the benefits and distinctions between logical and hardware replication, and why one might choose one over the other… or both


Part I: Logical Replication
Part II: Hardware Replication
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nordland

Brian Nordland

Principal Software Engineer, HelpSystems
Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
High Availability Room

11:00am CDT

iOT on IBM i: IoT and more with Node-RED
iOT on IBM i


Business Case:
Don’t get left behind as companies around the world create competitive advantage by gathering valuable data through IoT connected devices! This module will show you what software you need and how to start building the programs that will allow you to gather and process data.


Part I: Why and How?
Part II: IoT and more with Node-RED
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Abdirahim Musse

Abdirahim Musse

Software Developer, IBM
Abdirahim is a Software Developer at IBM Rochester. Specifically he works on the Open Source team delivering interesting packages and solutions for IBM i. He enjoys learning and working on all things Open Source especially Node.js and Python projects.


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Electives Room

11:00am CDT

Get Started with PHP: PHP and Database Access
Get Started with PHP


Business Case:
Benefit from the ability to leverage your data to a larger constituency via the world’s most widely used web scripting language.


Part I: Basics of Language
Part II: PHP and Database Access
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Open Source Room

11:00am CDT

Best Practices of Security: Part II, Including IFS Security
Best Practices of Security


Best Practices:
Understand all the different areas of security one needs to consider — not just on IBM I — and prevent common mistakes and data loss or intrusion.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews

Executive Security Consultant, IBM
Robert Andrews is the Team Lead for the IBM i Security and Authentication Lab Services Power Systems Delivery Practice in Rochester, MN.  He is a Senior Managing Security Consultant and a certified Thought Leader in IBM for security.  Besides security, Robert is an expert in Db2... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Security Room
  Security
  • Learning Objective Understand all the different areas of security one needs to consider — not just on IBM I — and prevent common mistakes and data loss or intrusion

11:00am CDT

Keep Your System up to Date: Image Catalogs - How They Changed my Life!
Keep Your System up to Date


Business Case:
Take advantage of the latest technologies and prevent yourself from experiencing problems IBM has already fixed


Part I: Moving to 7.4
Part II: Image Catalogs - How they Changed my Life!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for JEFF CAREY

JEFF CAREY

Sr. System Administrator, Ensono
Jeff Carey is an IBM i professional with over 25 years of experience on the platform, specializing in system administration. He currently is a Senior System Administrator for Ensono, a company providing managed services for Mainframe, IBM i, Cloud, and hybrid IT, headquartered in... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

11:00am CDT

Practical Performance Tips: Tips to Improve IFS Application Performance
Practical Performance Tips

Business Case:
Learn useful tips to help you identify and resolve common performance issues. This module will explore two areas of the system and provide practical tips on resolving common performance problems. The first session will review how to troubleshoot locking problems, with a review of how to use Job Watcher to identify and resolve contention issues. The section session will provide many useful tips on IFS performance.

Part I: Tips to Troubleshoot Locking Problems
Part II: Tips to Improve IFS Application Performance
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Fenlon

Margaret Fenlon

Software Engineer, IBM
Margaret started working for IBM in 1983 on the S/36. From 1986-1994 she worked in various areas of what is now the IBM i including Authorization Management support of POSIX and the integrated file system. She worked on the port of SAP R/3 from 1994-1997. In 1998 Margaret joined the... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

11:00am CDT

Modern Open Source JavaScript Frameworks: Building with Vue
Modern Open Source JavaScript Frameworks


Business Case:
Create visually appealing and reactive web applications using completely free JavaScript frameworks.


Part I: Intro to React
Part II: Building with Vue
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reock

Justin Reock

Chief Architect, OpenLogic by Perforce
Justin has over 20 years’ experience working in various software roles and is an outspoken free software evangelist, delivering enterprise solutions and community education on databases, integration work, architecture, and technical leadership. He is currently the Chief Architect... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

12:00pm CDT

Consuming REST APIs: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Consuming REST APIs


Business Case:
Learn the many ways to call Rest APIs from RPG.


Part I: Calling Rest APIs from RPG Using the Native IBM i Options
Part II: Using HTTPAPI from RPG
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He also volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Nadir Amra

Nadir Amra

Software Engineer, IBM
Nadir Amra has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Ohio State University.   He has worked for IBM in Rochester, MN since 1988, starting in the Communications area, where he was an instrumental member of the development teams that introduced the CPI-Communication and... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

12:00pm CDT

Get Started with GIT and Version Control: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Get Started with GIT and Version Control


Business Case:
Increase software development agility and standardize on a version control that is platform agnostic


Part I: Building IBM i source from Git
Part II: Automating DevOps for the IBM i with Jenkins
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
RPG Room

12:00pm CDT

Let’s JOIN together: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Let’s JOIN Together


Business Case:
Leveraging the SQL language is a development strategy you need to be on. This module provides more hints and tips around use of JOINS, UNIONS, NULL values and other programming techniques like Common Table Expressions.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Database Room

12:00pm CDT

Logical and Hardware Replication: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Logical and Hardware Replication


Business Case: 
Learn the benefits and distinctions between logical and hardware replication, and why one might choose one over the other… or both


Part I: Logical Replication
Part II: Hardware Replication
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nordland

Brian Nordland

Principal Software Engineer, HelpSystems
Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability... Read More →
avatar for Dan Simms

Dan Simms

Project Management Director, IBM i HA Solutions, Precisely
Hello, my name is Dan Simms.  I am the Director of Product Management for the IBM i HA portfolio at Precisely.  My portfolio includes Assure MIMIX, QuickEDD, iTera, OMS/ODS, Assure MIMIX for AIX, and iOptimize.  I have been with Precisely (Syncsort, Vision Solutions) for 25 years... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
High Availability Room

12:00pm CDT

iOT on IBM i: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
iOT on IBM i


Business Case:
Don’t get left behind as companies around the world create competitive advantage by gathering valuable data through IoT connected devices! This module will show you what software you need and how to start building the programs that will allow you to gather and process data.


Part I: Why and How?
Part II: IoT and more with Node-RED
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →
avatar for Abdirahim Musse

Abdirahim Musse

Software Developer, IBM
Abdirahim is a Software Developer at IBM Rochester. Specifically he works on the Open Source team delivering interesting packages and solutions for IBM i. He enjoys learning and working on all things Open Source especially Node.js and Python projects.


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Electives Room

12:00pm CDT

Get Started with PHP: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Get Started with PHP


Business Case:
Benefit from the ability to leverage your data to a larger constituency via the world’s most widely used web scripting language.


Part I: Basics of Language
Part II: PHP and Database Access
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Open Source Room

12:00pm CDT

Best Practices of Security: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Best Practices of Security


Best Practices:
Understand all the different areas of security one needs to consider — not just on IBM I — and prevent common mistakes and data loss or intrusion.


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews

Executive Security Consultant, IBM
Robert Andrews is the Team Lead for the IBM i Security and Authentication Lab Services Power Systems Delivery Practice in Rochester, MN.  He is a Senior Managing Security Consultant and a certified Thought Leader in IBM for security.  Besides security, Robert is an expert in Db2... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Security Room

12:00pm CDT

Keep Your System up to Date: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Keep Your System up to Date


Business Case:
Take advantage of the latest technologies and prevent yourself from experiencing problems IBM has already fixed


Part I: Moving to 7.4
Part II: Image Catalogs - How they Changed my Life!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

12:00pm CDT

Practical Performance Tips: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Practical Performance Tips

Business Case:
Learn useful tips to help you identify and resolve common performance issues. This module will explore two areas of the system and provide practical tips on resolving common performance problems. The first session will review how to troubleshoot locking problems, with a review of how to use Job Watcher to identify and resolve contention issues. The section session will provide many useful tips on IFS performance.

Part I: Tips to Troubleshoot Locking Problems
Part II: Tips to Improve IFS Application Performance
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Fenlon

Margaret Fenlon

Software Engineer, IBM
Margaret started working for IBM in 1983 on the S/36. From 1986-1994 she worked in various areas of what is now the IBM i including Authorization Management support of POSIX and the integrated file system. She worked on the port of SAP R/3 from 1994-1997. In 1998 Margaret joined the... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

12:00pm CDT

Modern Open Source JavaScript Frameworks: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Modern Open Source JavaScript Frameworks


Business Case:
Create visually appealing and reactive web applications using completely free JavaScript frameworks.


Part I: Intro to React
Part II: Building with Vue
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reock

Justin Reock

Chief Architect, OpenLogic by Perforce
Justin has over 20 years’ experience working in various software roles and is an outspoken free software evangelist, delivering enterprise solutions and community education on databases, integration work, architecture, and technical leadership. He is currently the Chief Architect... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Build a Dazzling Web or Mobile App on IBM in Minutes — No Coding Required!
The just-released Valence 6.0, available for free download, includes a browser-based low-code development utility called Nitro App Builder (NAB), through which anyone with a solid understanding of their IBM i database can create slick-looking web or mobile apps, including dashboards and data grids with download-to-Excel functionality, all in a matter of minutes! Running entirely on IBM i, the NAB tool can also be used to create intricate file maintenance apps through which users can adjust content in one or more physical files — you control which fields they can see or edit.

All of this can be achieved with no coding, though IBM i developers can easily extend the app's functionality with RPG or SQL code to handle business logic as needed. Advanced programmers comfortable with HTML5 and JavaScript code can take things even further, creating super elaborate data-entry apps that work hand-in-hand with server-side RPG logic through the Valence Portal.

The bottom line: With Valence, whether you're a developer or a super user, you can crank out highly functional web and mobile apps on IBM i in no time — no prior experience in web or mobile development required. Come to this quick demo session to see the latest release of the Valence framework, and how easy it is to build and deploy such an app on your system.

Speakers

Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 5

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Data Protection, Managing Test Data and Automated Testing with X-Datatest
You’ll learn how to:
 
  • Comply with Data protection laws (e.g. GDPR, Sox, HIPAA)
  • Prepare and Manage Test Data
    • Create smaller sets of test data that is referentially intact
    • Anonymize production data to safely use in testing 
  • Improve and automate your testing
    • Automatically prepare test environments, execute your existing code and report on any differences detected from the previous version
    • Identify what specific data is needed for testing your application
    • Identify what parts of your application are not being tested
 

Speakers
avatar for Ray Everhart

Ray Everhart

Senior IBM i Analyst and X-Analysis Product Manager, Fresche
For over 30 years, Ray has helped companies understand, develop and manage their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E application environments. He also specializes in helping clients enhance and modernize their systems to meet evolving business demands and take advantage of digital transformation... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 4

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Getting the Most Out of DBU
DBU is the most powerful database utility on the IBM i. This is a session that will take you step by step through the DBU menu with all it's functionality.

Speakers

Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 9

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Going Paperless? RVI Has Probably Heard Your Story Before!
With over 30 years of document capture, workflow, and integration experience, Real Vision Imaging (RVI) has probably heard your story before! Come see how thousands of companies have transformed their business from chasing paper to making it an integral part of their operation. With RVI’s audit dashboards, you can even see what’s running smoothly and what’s not so you can fine tune your work processes. RVI can definitely help - and we have probably heard your story before!

Speakers
avatar for Len Knudsen

Len Knudsen

Real Vision Imaging (RVI) is an IBM i solution that enables you to digitize and organize your documents making them available for later retrieval including secured access over the web or even from a mobile device. RVI easily integrates with your existing applications which is why... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 6

12:30pm CDT

L and L: IBM Query/400 Modernization: Creating and Updating Excel Sheets and Pivot Tables
If you have Query for i (Query/400) queries that return useful data, but not in the format your managers and users need, watch this session and see how with NGS-IQ your users can run their old queries – as is – from Windows, in one simple click to create and update Microsoft Excel sheets and pivot tables.

Speakers
avatar for William Langston

William Langston

Director of Marketing, New Generation Software
During my long career I have served in marketing, sales, training, and technical support roles and worked closely with IBM i application developers. I focus on query, reporting, and analytics software, database topics, and IBM i software.  


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 3

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Progressive Web Apps - Game Changer or Hype?
Progressive web apps combine the best of native mobile apps with the best of the web technologies. The end result is an app that functions much like a native app but delivered through the web. Intrigued? During this Lunch and Learn with Tony Graham, LANSA Product Marketing Manager and Edgar Wharton, LANSA Product Manager, we will discuss the basics of PWAs, benefits, as well as any disadvantages to using them. If you’re looking for a reliable, consistent user experience across all devices, PWAs just might be your answer. Come join the discussion and find out if PWAs are more than hype.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Graham

Tony Graham

Product Marketing Manager, Lansa
As product marketing manager, Tony draws on his experience as a former Information Systems Manager where he was responsible for developing enterprise applications. His broad range of experience includes leading a digital transformation initiative that included rewriting a custom legacy... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

12:30pm CDT

L and L: REST Bootcamp: 7 Things an RPG Programmer Should Know About REST
The simplicity of REST is its most significant advantage. Its implementation, however, spans a vast array of technologies, protocols, and development paradigms. For RPG programmers unfamiliar with the world outside of IBM i, what to learn first and how to approach REST can be a daunting task. This focused session combines keys areas of critical theory with practical examples, useful for anyone involved in REST development on IBM i.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Milligan

Stuart Milligan

Architect, Midrange Dynamics
Stuart Milligan is a Midrange Dynamics solutions architect and the product manager for MDRest4i. After selling X-Analysis to Fresche Solutions in 2013, Stuart founded the new IBM i technology Rest4i, before merging it with Midrange Dynamics in 2019. Co-author of two IBM Redbook... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 8

12:30pm CDT

L and L: The Underhyped Wave of Innovation: a New Study on IBM I & Z platforms
A must attend for executive teams currently determining their best path toward digital transformation. A new IDC White Paper, commissioned by Rocket Software, The Quantified Business Benefits of Modernizing IBM Z and IBM i to Spur Innovation, examines two paths to innovation; modernization and replatforming, the economic impact of modernizing on your existing IBM i and IBM Z platforms, and the satisfaction level of modernizers versus replatformers related to AI, hybrid cloud, and Internet of Things functionalities, as well as other innovation initiatives.

Join Peter Russo, Rocket Software, for a deep dive into the IDC research findings and how use this data to set your team up for successful digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Russo

Peter Russo

VP, head of product marketing, Rocket Software
Peter Russo is a VP and head of product marketing at Rocket Software, championing the value of modernizing existing platforms, which might be the best choice for many of today’s largest organizations. Previously, Peter was an executive at SAP, leading multiple zero to 1+ billion... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 2

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Thoughts, Directions and Managing Your IBM i
In this session Pete Massiello goes over managing your IBM i, IBM i  Strategy, getting the most out of your system, and the future of the platform

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 7

1:00pm CDT

Expo
Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Exposition

2:30pm CDT

Paths to Modernizing IBM i: The Many Right Ways to Modernize
Paths to Modernizing IBM i


Business Case:
Modernization is about matching the needs of your company to the possibilities for your application. You can survey the approaches and identify the priorities in your organization – and we’ll cover the range of options in our session entitled “The Many Right Ways to Modernize.” But, the actual effort of modernizing – the nuts and bolts of the process, the project and what ultimately drives it to success - is best learned from those who have seen it up close, in our session “Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization"


Part I: The Many Right Ways to Modernize
Part II: Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Aldous

Stephen Aldous

Stephen Aldous is a Senior Director of Product Management. Stephen has two decades of experience in product management of enterprise technologies and, prior to that, sales engineering roles that drove his empathy for customers and understanding of how products succeed within the sales... Read More →
avatar for Lilac Schoenbeck

Lilac Schoenbeck

VP, GTM Strategy, Rocket Software
Lilac Schoenbeck is the Vice President of Go-To-Market Strategy in the Power Systems Division at Rocket Software. With two decades of experience in enterprise software, data center technology and cloud, she focuses on the IBM i and IBM Power and how Rocket can best meet the unique... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

2:30pm CDT

Providing REST APIs: IWS
Providing REST APIs


Business Case:
Rest APIs are a key part of todays applications. Learn the many options for creating APIs on IBM i today


Part I: IWS
Part II: Creating Rest APIs with Loopback
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Authority Collection Lab
Users on your system are the biggest risk due to incorrectly configured authority to objects without a business need. Authority collection provides the administrator the tools needed to identify and minimize each users excessive authority on system objects. See for your self in this open lab how easy it is to identify the excessive authority and how to reduce that authority to the needed levels.
1. Learn to enable the Authority Collection utility which was introduced into IBM i in 7.3. 2. Learn how to query the results from the log of information gathered. 3. And most importantly, learn how to reduce the authority on objects to appropriate levels.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Quantum Computing
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Jack Woehr

Jack Woehr

Senior Engineer, Absolute Performance, Inc.
Author of Ublu, an open source remote language for IBM i.A Quantum Computing enthusiast, Jack is an IBM Qiskit Advocate and a 2021 IBM Champion.A consulting programmer with over 30 years' experience in open source specializing in open source based IBM i modernization... Read More →
avatar for Robert Loredo

Robert Loredo

IBM Quantum Technical Ambassador, IBM
IBM Quantum Technical Business Development lead, Qiskit Advocate, IBM Master Inventor, and part-time musician.


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 2

2:30pm CDT

Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Office: PowerPoint and Word
Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Office


Business Case:
Office is on every computer; but few leverage the tool to the greatest advantage. Learn tips and tricks to increase your skills and productivity with these essential tools.


Part I: PowerPoint and Word
Part II: Accelerate Your Excel
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Electives Room

2:30pm CDT

Deploy, Administer, and Restrict IBM i ACS: Get and Deploy IBM i ACS
Deploy, Administer, and Restrict IBM i ACS


Business Case:
Use the best practices and tools to be the most effective System Administrator possible. This module will extend your knowledge of IBM i Access Client Solutions (IBM i ACS) to more effectively deploy, administer and restrict the best IBM i access and administration client available.


Part I: Get and Deploy IBM i ACS

Part II: Administer and Restrict IBM i ACS
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

2:30pm CDT

What’s New in Db2 for i: SQL features
What’s New in Db2 for i


Business Case:
Don’t fall behind. Db2 for i is something you own – take advantage of the new features to make the database work more for you so you don’t have to.


Part I: SQL features
Part II: Data-centric Features
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Database Room

2:30pm CDT

Are your Backups Solid? BRMS, The First Step to a Successful Recovery
Are your Backups Solid?


Business Case:
Restore quickly and effectively in the event of ransomware or a disaster, meet requirements of your auditor


Part I: BRMS, The First Step to a Successful Recover
Part II: BRMS Hidden Gems
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jacob

Sarah Jacob

VP Customer Experience, Agile Technology Architects
Sarah Jacob is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Agile Technology Architects. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Power Systems Administration and a volunteer for COMMON. Sarah specializes in Backup and Recovery planning and recovery testing. Additionally, she acts as primary... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
High Availability Room

2:30pm CDT

PHP Management and Installation Options: Understanding & Managing PHP Environment on IBM i
PHP Management and Installation Options


Business Case:
Get the most out of PHP through advanced application server functionality and installation options.


Part I: Understanding & Managing PHP Environment on IBM i
Part II: Zend and PHP Update
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Open Source Room

2:30pm CDT

Refactoring RPG: Understanding How to Refactor RPG
Refactoring RPG


Business Case:
Increase testing effectiveness, code reusability, modularity, maintability, and integration through refactoring.


Part I: Understanding How to Refactor RPG
Part II: Using RDi to Refactor
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ray Everhart

Ray Everhart

Senior IBM i Analyst and X-Analysis Product Manager, Fresche
For over 30 years, Ray has helped companies understand, develop and manage their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E application environments. He also specializes in helping clients enhance and modernize their systems to meet evolving business demands and take advantage of digital transformation... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
RPG Room

2:30pm CDT

Security Considerations for Programmers: Part I
Security Considerations for Programmers


Business Case:
Although IBM i is one of the most secure-able platforms available, the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. This module covers the main considerations that a programmer should be aware of as they design and code their applications


Part I:
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Security Room

2:30pm CDT

Practical SQL for Managing Your System: Introducing IBM i Services
Practical SQL for Managing your System


Business Case:
There are many system services that can be accessed through system-provided SQL views, procedures, and functions. These provide an SQL interface to access, transform, order, and subset the information without needing to code to a system API.


Part I:  Introducing IBM i Services
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT
I've worked in the IBM Business Partner world for over thirty years now and despite IBM's best attempts I still love them ;-)In 2008 I set up my practice (Rowton) and now spend my time supporting clients or designing new IT solutions using a combination of Power servers, Intel and... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Paths to Modernizing IBM i: Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization
Paths to Modernizing IBM i


Business Case:
Modernization is about matching the needs of your company to the possibilities for your application. You can survey the approaches and identify the priorities in your organization – and we’ll cover the range of options in our session entitled “The Many Right Ways to Modernize.” But, the actual effort of modernizing – the nuts and bolts of the process, the project and what ultimately drives it to success - is best learned from those who have seen it up close, in our session “Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization"


Part I: The Many Right Ways to Modernize
Part II: Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Charles Jones

Charles Jones

Rocket Software
avatar for Dana Boehler

Dana Boehler

Senior Systems Engineer, Rocket Software
Dana has worked on the platform for nearly 20 years as a systems engineer and security analyst. In his off time he enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fishing, and water sports.


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

3:30pm CDT

Providing REST APIs: Creating Rest APIs with Loopback
Providing REST APIs


Business Case:
Rest APIs are a key part of todays applications. Learn the many options for creating APIs on IBM i today


Part I: IWS
Part II: Creating Rest APIs with Loopback
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Authority Collection Lab
Users on your system are the biggest risk due to incorrectly configured authority to objects without a business need. Authority collection provides the administrator the tools needed to identify and minimize each users excessive authority on system objects. See for your self in this open lab how easy it is to identify the excessive authority and how to reduce that authority to the needed levels.
1. Learn to enable the Authority Collection utility which was introduced into IBM i in 7.3. 2. Learn how to query the results from the log of information gathered. 3. And most importantly, learn how to reduce the authority on objects to appropriate levels.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Quantum Computing
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Jack Woehr

Jack Woehr

Senior Engineer, Absolute Performance, Inc.
Author of Ublu, an open source remote language for IBM i.A Quantum Computing enthusiast, Jack is an IBM Qiskit Advocate and a 2021 IBM Champion.A consulting programmer with over 30 years' experience in open source specializing in open source based IBM i modernization... Read More →
avatar for Robert Loredo

Robert Loredo

IBM Quantum Technical Ambassador, IBM
IBM Quantum Technical Business Development lead, Qiskit Advocate, IBM Master Inventor, and part-time musician.


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Office: Accelerate Your Excel
Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Office


Business Case:
Office is on every computer; but few leverage the tool to the greatest advantage. Learn tips and tricks to increase your skills and productivity with these essential tools.


Part I: PowerPoint and Word
Part II: Accelerate Your Excel
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Electives Room

3:30pm CDT

Deploy, Administer, and Restrict IBM i ACS: Administer and Restrict IBM i ACS
Deploy, Administer, and Restrict IBM i ACS


Business Case:
Use the best practices and tools to be the most effective System Administrator possible. This module will extend your knowledge of IBM i Access Client Solutions (IBM i ACS) to more effectively deploy, administer and restrict the best IBM i access and administration client available.


Part I: Get and Deploy IBM i ACS
Part II: Administer and Restrict IBM i ACS
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

3:30pm CDT

What’s New in Db2 for i: Data-centric Features
What’s New in Db2 for i


Business Case:
Don’t fall behind. Db2 for i is something you own – take advantage of the new features to make the database work more for you so you don’t have to.


Part I: SQL features
Part II: Data-centric Features
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Database Room

3:30pm CDT

Are your Backups Solid? BRMS Hidden Gems
Are your Backups Solid?


Business Case:
Restore quickly and effectively in the event of ransomware or a disaster, meet requirements of your auditor


Part I: BRMS, The First Step to a Successful Recovery
Part II: BRMS Hidden Gems
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Saugen

Debbie Saugen

Owner, Debbie Saugen Consulting, LLC
Debbie Saugen is recognized worldwide as an expert on IBM i backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and high availability. Debbie's IBM career spanned 37 years serving as the Technical Owner of IBM i Backup/Recovery and the IBM i National Lead for IBM Resiliency Services. She continues... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
High Availability Room

3:30pm CDT

PHP Management and Installation Options: Zend and PHP Update
PHP Management and Installation Options


Business Case:
Get the most out of PHP through advanced application server functionality and installation options.


Part I: Understanding & Managing PHP Environment on IBM i
Part II: Zend and PHP Update
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Open Source Room

3:30pm CDT

Refactoring RPG: Using RDi to Refactor
Refactoring RPG


Business Case:
Increase testing effectiveness, code reusability, modularity, maintability, and integration through refactoring.


Part I: Understanding How to Refactor RPG
Part II: Using RDi to Refactor
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ray Everhart

Ray Everhart

Senior IBM i Analyst and X-Analysis Product Manager, Fresche
For over 30 years, Ray has helped companies understand, develop and manage their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E application environments. He also specializes in helping clients enhance and modernize their systems to meet evolving business demands and take advantage of digital transformation... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
RPG Room

3:30pm CDT

Security Considerations for Programmers: Part II
Security Considerations for Programmers


Business Case:
Although IBM i is one of the most secure-able platforms available, the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. This module covers the main considerations that a programmer should be aware of as they design and code their applications


Part I:
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Security Room

3:30pm CDT

Practical SQL for Managing your System: Part II
Practical SQL for Managing your System


Business Case:
There are many system services that can be accessed through system-provided SQL views, procedures, and functions. These provide an SQL interface to access, transform, order, and subset the information without needing to code to a system API.


Part I: Introducing IBM i Services
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Steve Pitcher is a Solutions Expert on Systems Administration and Security with iTech Solutions Group and an Industry Analyst at MC Press Online. He’s been a specialist in IBM i solutions since 2000 with an emphasis on modernization, security and collaboration products. Steve has... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

4:30pm CDT

Paths to Modernizing IBM i: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Paths to Modernizing IBM i


Business Case:
Modernization is about matching the needs of your company to the possibilities for your application. You can survey the approaches and identify the priorities in your organization – and we’ll cover the range of options in our session entitled “The Many Right Ways to Modernize.” But, the actual effort of modernizing – the nuts and bolts of the process, the project and what ultimately drives it to success - is best learned from those who have seen it up close, in our session “Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization"


Part I: The Many Right Ways to Modernize
Part II: Powering Your Business into the Future Though Modernization
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Charles Jones

Charles Jones

Rocket Software
avatar for Dana Boehler

Dana Boehler

Senior Systems Engineer, Rocket Software
Dana has worked on the platform for nearly 20 years as a systems engineer and security analyst. In his off time he enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fishing, and water sports.
avatar for Stephen Aldous

Stephen Aldous

Stephen Aldous is a Senior Director of Product Management. Stephen has two decades of experience in product management of enterprise technologies and, prior to that, sales engineering roles that drove his empathy for customers and understanding of how products succeed within the sales... Read More →
avatar for Lilac Schoenbeck

Lilac Schoenbeck

VP, GTM Strategy, Rocket Software
Lilac Schoenbeck is the Vice President of Go-To-Market Strategy in the Power Systems Division at Rocket Software. With two decades of experience in enterprise software, data center technology and cloud, she focuses on the IBM i and IBM Power and how Rocket can best meet the unique... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

4:30pm CDT

Providing REST APIs: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Providing REST APIs


Business Case:
Rest APIs are a key part of todays applications. Learn the many options for creating APIs on IBM i today


Part I: IWS
Part II: Creating Rest APIs with Loopback
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

4:30pm CDT

Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Office: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Office


Business Case:
Office is on every computer; but few leverage the tool to the greatest advantage. Learn tips and tricks to increase your skills and productivity with these essential tools.


Part I: PowerPoint and Word
Part II: Accelerate Your Excel
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Electives Room
  Business Development
  • Learning Objective Office is on every computer, but few leverage the tool to the greatest advantage. Learn tips and tricks to increase your skills and productivity with these essential tools

4:30pm CDT

Deploy, Administer, and Restrict IBM i ACS: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Deploy, Administer, and Restrict IBM i ACS


Business Case:
Use the best practices and tools to be the most effective System Administrator possible. This module will extend your knowledge of IBM i Access Client Solutions (IBM i ACS) to more effectively deploy, administer and restrict the best IBM i access and administration client available.


Part I: Get and Deploy IBM i ACS
Part II: Administer and Restrict IBM i ACS
Part III: Live Panel & Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

4:30pm CDT

What’s New in Db2 for i: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
What’s New in Db2 for i


Business Case:
Don’t fall behind. Db2 for i is something you own – take advantage of the new features to make the database work more for you so you don’t have to.


Part I: SQL features
Part II: Data-centric Features
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Database Room

4:30pm CDT

Are your Backups Solid? LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Are your Backups Solid?


Business Case:
Restore quickly and effectively in the event of ransomware or a disaster, meet requirements of your auditor


Part I: BRMS, The First Step to a Successful Recovery
Part II: BRMS Hidden Gems
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Saugen

Debbie Saugen

Owner, Debbie Saugen Consulting, LLC
Debbie Saugen is recognized worldwide as an expert on IBM i backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and high availability. Debbie's IBM career spanned 37 years serving as the Technical Owner of IBM i Backup/Recovery and the IBM i National Lead for IBM Resiliency Services. She continues... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Jacob

Sarah Jacob

VP Customer Experience, Agile Technology Architects
Sarah Jacob is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Agile Technology Architects. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Power Systems Administration and a volunteer for COMMON. Sarah specializes in Backup and Recovery planning and recovery testing. Additionally, she acts as primary... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
High Availability Room

4:30pm CDT

PHP Management and Installation Options: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
PHP Management and Installation Options


Business Case:
Get the most out of PHP through advanced application server functionality and installation options.


Part I: Understanding & Managing PHP Environment on IBM i
Part II: Zend and PHP Update
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Open Source Room

4:30pm CDT

Refactoring RPG: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Refactoring RPG


Business Case:
Increase testing effectiveness, code reusability, modularity, maintability, and integration through refactoring.


Part I: Understanding How to Refactor RPG
Part II: Using RDi to Refactor
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ray Everhart

Ray Everhart

Senior IBM i Analyst and X-Analysis Product Manager, Fresche
For over 30 years, Ray has helped companies understand, develop and manage their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E application environments. He also specializes in helping clients enhance and modernize their systems to meet evolving business demands and take advantage of digital transformation... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
RPG Room
  RPG
  • Learning Objective Increase testing effectiveness, code reusability, modularity, maintability, and integration through refactoring.

4:30pm CDT

Security Considerations for Programmers: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Security Considerations for Programmers


Business Case:
Although IBM i is one of the most secure-able platforms available, the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. This module covers the main considerations that a programmer should be aware of as they design and code their applications


Part I:
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Security Room

4:30pm CDT

Practical SQL for Managing Your System: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Practical SQL for Managing your System


Business Case:
There are many system services that can be accessed through system-provided SQL views, procedures, and functions. These provide an SQL interface to access, transform, order, and subset the information without needing to code to a system API.


Part I: Introducing IBM i Services
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Steve Pitcher is a Solutions Expert on Systems Administration and Security with iTech Solutions Group and an Industry Analyst at MC Press Online. He’s been a specialist in IBM i solutions since 2000 with an emphasis on modernization, security and collaboration products. Steve has... Read More →
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT
I've worked in the IBM Business Partner world for over thirty years now and despite IBM's best attempts I still love them ;-)In 2008 I set up my practice (Rowton) and now spend my time supporting clients or designing new IT solutions using a combination of Power servers, Intel and... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

5:00pm CDT

Networking Event: COMMON Trivia
Test your knowledge of COMMON's present and past with host — and current COMMON President — Larry Bolhuis

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

5:00pm CDT

Networking Event: Competive Quipping with Quiplash
Quiplash is the gut-busting battle of wits and wittiness! Just use your phone or tablet (no controllers needed) to answer simple prompts like these:
• Something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do
• A double rainbow doesn’t have gold at the end of it. Instead, it has ______.
• A better name for France

Speakers

Tuesday September 15, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Database Room

5:00pm CDT

Networking Event: IBM i Trivia
Test your knowledge and wits on the topic of IBM i with host Marina Schwenk!

Speakers
avatar for Rochelle Petty

Rochelle Petty

Application Support & Developer, Everbrite LLC
I am a Junior Full Stack Developer at Everbrite LLC. We run our production applications on the IBMi Power Server. Primary languages are CL, RPG, DB2 SQL and Java, and the UI: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupple, React, and Sencha.My position is a fast paced job and it includes Help Desk... Read More →
avatar for Marina Schwenk

Marina Schwenk

Software Developer, Everbrite
Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two IBM i admins... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

8:00am CDT

Morning Stretch/Yoga
Join Jennifer Hollister for 30 minutes of easy desk yoga. Focused on helping you stretch the muscles you overuse everyday at your desk, as well as focusing breath, this is a great start to the day. Attend, stretch, and de-stress to get ready for a day of learning!




Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hollister

Jennifer Hollister

Yoga Teacher, Jennifer Hollister Yoga
An E-RYT Yoga Teacher, Trauma Based Yoga Therapist and Trauma Psychotherapist, Jennifer has an extensive background in mental and physical health for over 20 years.Jennifer teaches a variety of yoga styles in addition to Yoga Therapy, stress relief and meditation classes. She offers... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
Application Development Room 1

9:00am CDT

Keynote: IBM i Wears a Red Hat
Hear about IBM and Red Hat from an IBM Master Inventer.  

Speakers
avatar for Joe Cropper

Joe Cropper

STSM, Cognitive System Hybrid MultiCloud Management; IBM Master inventer, IBM


Wednesday September 16, 2020 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

10:00am CDT

JAVA Language: What is Happening with JAVA
JAVA Language


Business Case:
By many metrics, Java remains the most popular programming language in enterprise environments. This module will cover some of the latest news when it comes to Java on IBM i.


Part I: What is Happening with JAVA
Part II: Java 11 Migration Considerations
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Julian Wang

Julian Wang

I am a Java architect on POWER platforms, working at IBM Toronto Software Lab. I have acute interests in computer architecture, compiler construction, and performance analysis. Developing POWER architecture for Java feature is the persistent theme, and improving JVM runtime performance... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Getting Started: Learn how to setup Git with RDi and use the I Project
Learn how to setup Git with RDi and use the I Project. We will load sample source into a Git repository, create branches, setup the I Project for compiles and make source changes that will be committed and pushed to the remote Git server and merge branches
1. Load a Git repository 2. Configure and use RDi i Project for development with source control 3.. Create and merge branches and manage conflicts

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 1

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Git Building: Set up a build process for native I source from Git
Learn how to set up a build process for native I source from Git. We will install and configure open source BOB (Better Object Builder) on the i, update a Makefile, make source changes in a couple different branches and build them, and setup build automation using Jenkins with a webhook so that the build happens automatically when a source change is pushed to a branch.
1. Learn how to configure BOB for builds 2. Lean how to create a Makefile to drive the build 3. Learn how to configure a webhook to Jenkins to automate builds

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

10:00am CDT

Integration of JSON and Web Services using SQL: Consuming and Publishing JSON using SQL Functions
Integration of JSON and Web Services using SQL


Business Case:
Applications MUST be able to integrate Db2 data with data formats required to exchange data with other web services and B2B facilities.


Part I: Consuming and Publishing JSON using SQL Functions
Part II: Using SQL, Db2 and HTTP Functions to Access Web Services
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

10:00am CDT

Solving the Difficult Data Relationship Issues with SQL: Part I
Solving the Difficult Data Relationship Issues with SQL


Business Case:
Current programming techniques of building work files and taking multiple passes of the data can be made MUCH simpler to achieve more challenging data relationship reports through the use of SQL techniques such as grouping, multi-dimensional grouping, Db2 OLAP functions and more!


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Database Room

10:00am CDT

Explore Db2 Mirror as a Continuous-Availability Solution: Intro to Db2 Mirror - Active Active
Explore Db2 Mirror as a Continuous-Availability Solution


Business Case:
Learn if Db2 mirror is right for you


Part I: Intro to Db2 Mirror - Active Active
Part II: How to Evaluate your Application for an Active Active Environment
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Mi Huynh

Mi Huynh

IBM i High Availability Development, IBM
Mi started at IBM in 2017 and she is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on IBM i High Availability development with Db2 Mirror for i.  


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
High Availability Room

10:00am CDT

Leverage Web-Serving on IBM i: What's Already on Your System, Apache, Liberty
Leverage Web-Serving on IBM i


Business Case:
You do not have to purchase a separate web server to host modern, efficient, and effective web environments on IBM i. Learn to leverage the tools that i already provides!


Part I: What's Already on Your System, Apache, Liberty

Part II: Apache Tomcat with Java 11
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Chang Qing Zheng

Chang Qing Zheng

Software Engineer, IBM
I am working on IBM i Web Integration area, covering several products on IBM i, like Web Admin, HTTP server, Db2 Mirror, Java toolbox, node.js and open source technologies.


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Electives Room

10:00am CDT

What's New in RPG: Enhancements to Modern RPG that you Might Have Missed
What's New in RPG


Business Case:
Discover best practices for using RPG as a modern business language.


Part I: Enhancements to Modern RPG that you Might Have Missed

Part II: A Deeper Look at the Latest with DATA-INTO and DATA-GEN
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

IBM
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
RPG Room

10:00am CDT

Understand Emerging Security Threats: Criticality of Cyber Security
Understand Emerging Security Threats


Business Case:
Learn and prepare yourself against new and emerging security threats


Part I: Criticality of Cyber Security
Part II: State of Security
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Security Room

10:00am CDT

Understanding Network Security: IBM i Network Security Technologies
Understanding Network Security


Business Case:
Network communications today require encryption. This module provides the foundation to configure, setup, and manage your network security on IBM i


Part I: IBM i Network Security Technologies
Part II: Securing Network Applications with Digital Certificates
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Open Source Room

10:00am CDT

Foundations of Work Management: Part I
Foundations of Work Management


Business Case:
Run multiple workloads on a single partition, these sessions will give you information to use your IBM i to its full potential



Part I:
Part II: Setting up Server Subsystems and Managing Jobs
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jacob

Sarah Jacob

VP Customer Experience, Agile Technology Architects
Sarah Jacob is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Agile Technology Architects. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Power Systems Administration and a volunteer for COMMON. Sarah specializes in Backup and Recovery planning and recovery testing. Additionally, she acts as primary... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

10:00am CDT

Take Advantage of the Administration Runtime Expert: Practical Examples of Setting up ARE Template and Doing Systems Verifications
Take Advantage of the Administration Runtime Expert 


Business Case:
Business-critical applications must be up and running reliably without failure. When something unexpected occurs, you must identify the cause and correct it quickly. We all want to find ways to make our jobs easier, and unexpected surprises are not fun. The relentless push to do more with less is only going to intensify while the tolerance for failure keeps dropping. Yet identifying points of failure can be tricky as complexities scale. IBM i offers a free product that helps ascertain application and infrastructure health. The IBM Administration Runtime Expert for i (ARE) can be used to define attributes of a healthy environment and use those defined attributes to validate that the environment is as expected. In this module, you will learn the basics for how to set up templates and validate systems, as well as how you can use ARE to ensure PTFs are consistent across your partitions.


Part I: Practical Examples of Setting up ARE Template and Doing Systems Verifications
Part II: Managing PTFs with ARE
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

11:00am CDT

JAVA Language: Java 11 Migration Considerations
JAVA Language


Business Case:
By many metrics, Java remains the most popular programming language in enterprise environments. This module will cover some of the latest news when it comes to Java on IBM i.


Part I: What is Happening with JAVA
Part II: Java 11 Migration Considerations
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dalia Abo Sheasha

Dalia Abo Sheasha

Software Development Lead, IBM
Dalia Abo Sheasha is the development lead for the IBM WebSphere Migration Tools. Her team develops several migration tools that deal with a variety of scenarios including Java SE migrations and on-premise to cloud migrations. Dalia has worked in the enterprise application space for... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Getting Started: Learn how to setup Git with RDi and use the I Project
Learn how to setup Git with RDi and use the I Project. We will load sample source into a Git repository, create branches, setup the I Project for compiles and make source changes that will be committed and pushed to the remote Git server and merge branches
1. Load a Git repository 2. Configure and use RDi i Project for development with source control 3.. Create and merge branches and manage conflicts

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 1

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Git Building: Set up a build process for native I source from Git
Learn how to set up a build process for native I source from Git. We will install and configure open source BOB (Better Object Builder) on the i, update a Makefile, make source changes in a couple different branches and build them, and setup build automation using Jenkins with a webhook so that the build happens automatically when a source change is pushed to a branch.
1. Learn how to configure BOB for builds 2. Lean how to create a Makefile to drive the build 3. Learn how to configure a webhook to Jenkins to automate builds

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

11:00am CDT

Integration of JSON and Web Services using SQL: Using SQL, Db2 and HTTP Functions to Access Web Services
Integration of JSON and Web Services using SQL


Business Case:
Applications MUST be able to integrate Db2 data with data formats required to exchange data with other web services and B2B facilities.


Part I: Consuming and Publishing JSON using SQL Functions
Part II: Using SQL, Db2 and HTTP Functions to Access Web Services
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

11:00am CDT

Solving the Difficult Data Relationship Issues with SQL: Part II
Solving the Difficult Data Relationship Issues with SQL


Business Case:
Current programming techniques of building work files and taking multiple passes of the data can be made MUCH simpler to achieve more challenging data relationship reports through the use of SQL techniques such as grouping, multi-dimensional grouping, Db2 OLAP functions and more!


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Database Room

11:00am CDT

Explore Db2 Mirror as a Continuous-Availability Solution: How to Evaluate your Application for an Active Active Environment
Explore Db2 Mirror as a Continuous-Availability Solution


Business Case:
Learn if Db2 mirror is right for you


Part I: Intro to Db2 Mirror - Active Active
Part II: How to Evaluate your Application for an Active Active Environment
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
High Availability Room

11:00am CDT

Leverage Web-Serving on IBM i: Apache Tomcat with Java 11
Leverage Web-Serving on IBM i


Business Case:
You do not have to purchase a separate web server to host modern, efficient, and effective web environments on IBM i. Learn to leverage the tools that i already provides!


Part I: What's Already on Your System, Apache, Liberty
Part II: Apache Tomcat with Java 11
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Andy Henderson

Andy Henderson

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
I have been with IBM since 1997 supporting the IBM i OS.  I am currently on the Electronic Business and Web Serving team in the iGSC supporting Java, email, Websphere, HTTP, SSL and specialize in performance.


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Electives Room

11:00am CDT

What's New in RPG: A Deeper Look at the Latest with DATA-INTO and DATA-GEN
What's New in RPG


Business Case:
Discover best practices for using RPG as a modern business language.


Part I: Enhancements to Modern RPG that you Might Have Missed
Part II: A Deeper Look at the Latest with DATA-INTO and DATA-GEN
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He also volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
RPG Room

11:00am CDT

Understand Emerging Security Threats: State of Security
Understand Emerging Security Threats


Business Case:
Learn and prepare yourself against new and emerging security threats


Part I: Criticality of Cyber Security
Part II: State of Security
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Security Room

11:00am CDT

Understanding Network Security: Securing Network Applications with Digital Certificates
Understanding Network Security


Business Case:
Network communications today require encryption. This module provides the foundation to configure, setup, and manage your network security on IBM i


Part I: IBM i Network Security Technologies
Part II: Securing Network Applications with Digital Certificates
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Open Source Room
  Security
  • Learning Objective Network communications today require encryption. This module provides the foundation to configure, setup, and manage your network security on IBM i

11:00am CDT

Foundations of Work Management: Setting up Server Subsystems and Managing Jobs
Foundations of Work Management


Business Case:
Run multiple workloads on a single partition, these sessions will give you information to use your IBM i to its full potential



Part I:
Part II: Setting up Server Subsystems and Managing Jobs
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jacob

Sarah Jacob

VP Customer Experience, Agile Technology Architects
Sarah Jacob is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Agile Technology Architects. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Power Systems Administration and a volunteer for COMMON. Sarah specializes in Backup and Recovery planning and recovery testing. Additionally, she acts as primary... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

11:00am CDT

Take Advantage of the Administration Runtime Expert: Managing PTFs with ARE
Take Advantage of the Administration Runtime Expert 


Business Case:
Business-critical applications must be up and running reliably without failure. When something unexpected occurs, you must identify the cause and correct it quickly. We all want to find ways to make our jobs easier, and unexpected surprises are not fun. The relentless push to do more with less is only going to intensify while the tolerance for failure keeps dropping. Yet identifying points of failure can be tricky as complexities scale. IBM i offers a free product that helps ascertain application and infrastructure health. The IBM Administration Runtime Expert for i (ARE) can be used to define attributes of a healthy environment and use those defined attributes to validate that the environment is as expected. In this module, you will learn the basics for how to set up templates and validate systems, as well as how you can use ARE to ensure PTFs are consistent across your partitions.


Part I: Practical Examples of Setting up ARE Template and Doing Systems Verifications
Part II: Managing PTFs with ARE
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

12:00pm CDT

JAVA Language: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
JAVA Language


Business Case:
By many metrics, Java remains the most popular programming language in enterprise environments. This module will cover some of the latest news when it comes to Java on IBM i.


Part I: What is Happening with JAVA
Part II: Java 11 Migration Considerations
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Julian Wang

Julian Wang

I am a Java architect on POWER platforms, working at IBM Toronto Software Lab. I have acute interests in computer architecture, compiler construction, and performance analysis. Developing POWER architecture for Java feature is the persistent theme, and improving JVM runtime performance... Read More →
avatar for Dalia Abo Sheasha

Dalia Abo Sheasha

Software Development Lead, IBM
Dalia Abo Sheasha is the development lead for the IBM WebSphere Migration Tools. Her team develops several migration tools that deal with a variety of scenarios including Java SE migrations and on-premise to cloud migrations. Dalia has worked in the enterprise application space for... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

12:00pm CDT

Integration of JSON and Web Services using SQL: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Integration of JSON and Web Services using SQL


Business Case:
Applications MUST be able to integrate Db2 data with data formats required to exchange data with other web services and B2B facilities.


Part I: Consuming and Publishing JSON using SQL Functions
Part II: Using SQL, Db2 and HTTP Functions to Access Web Services
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

IBM
Sarah has worked at IBM since 2013 and is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on Db2 for i and is responsible for helping to implementing many of the recent enhancements to Db2 for i, including RCAC and Temporal Tables. Sarah... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 2
  Database
  • Learning Objective Applications MUST be able to integrate Db2 data with data formats required to exchange data with other web services and B2B facilities.

12:00pm CDT

Solving the Difficult Data Relationship Issues with SQL: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Solving the Difficult Data Relationship Issues with SQL


Business Case:
Current programming techniques of building work files and taking multiple passes of the data can be made MUCH simpler to achieve more challenging data relationship reports through the use of SQL techniques such as grouping, multi-dimensional grouping, Db2 OLAP functions and more!


Part I
Part II
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Database Room

12:00pm CDT

Explore Db2 Mirror as a Continuous-Availability Solution: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Explore Db2 Mirror as a Continuous-Availability Solution


Business Case:
Learn if Db2 mirror is right for you


Part I: Intro to DB2 Mirror - Active Active
Part II: How to Evaluate your Application for an Active Active Environment
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →
avatar for Mi Huynh

Mi Huynh

IBM i High Availability Development, IBM
Mi started at IBM in 2017 and she is a key developer working on the IBM i Development team in Rochester. She is specifically focused on IBM i High Availability development with Db2 Mirror for i.  
avatar for Shauna Rollings

Shauna Rollings

IBM i Performance Tools & High Availability Development, IBM
Shauna joined the IBM i development team in 2008. She has developed and supported IBM i performance data collector tools throughout her entire IBM career. From the very beginning of the Db2 Mirror for i project, she has also been the technical team lead for the Db2 Mirror Configuration... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
High Availability Room

12:00pm CDT

Leverage Web-Serving on IBM i: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Leverage Web-Serving on IBM i


Business Case:
You do not have to purchase a separate web server to host modern, efficient, and effective web environments on IBM i. Learn to leverage the tools that i already provides!


Part I: What's Already on Your System, Apache, Liberty
Part II: Apache Tomcat with Java 11
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Electives Room

12:00pm CDT

What's New in RPG: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
What's New in RPG


Business Case:
Discover best practices for using RPG as a modern business language.


Part I: Enhancements to Modern RPG that you Might Have Missed
Part II: A Deeper Look at the Latest with DATA-INTO and DATA-GEN
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He also volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

IBM
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
RPG Room

12:00pm CDT

Understand Emerging Security Threats: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Understand Emerging Security Threats


Business Case:
Learn and prepare yourself against new and emerging security threats


Part I: Criticality of Cyber Security
Part II: State of Security
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Security Room

12:00pm CDT

Understanding Network Security: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Understanding Network Security


Business Case:
Network communications today require encryption. This module provides the foundation to configure, setup, and manage your network security on IBM i


Part I: IBM i Network Security Technologies
Part II: Securing Network Applications with Digital Certificates
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

Software Engineer, IBM
Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Console, the TCP Telnet communications server, and the... Read More →
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Open Source Room

12:00pm CDT

Foundations of Work Management: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Foundations of Work Management


Business Case:
Run multiple workloads on a single partition, these sessions will give you information to use your IBM i to its full potential



Part I:
Part II: Setting up Server Subsystems and Managing Jobs
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jacob

Sarah Jacob

VP Customer Experience, Agile Technology Architects
Sarah Jacob is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Agile Technology Architects. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Power Systems Administration and a volunteer for COMMON. Sarah specializes in Backup and Recovery planning and recovery testing. Additionally, she acts as primary... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

12:00pm CDT

Take Advantage of the Administration Runtime Expert: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Take Advantage of the Administration Runtime Expert 


Business Case:
Business-critical applications must be up and running reliably without failure. When something unexpected occurs, you must identify the cause and correct it quickly. We all want to find ways to make our jobs easier, and unexpected surprises are not fun. The relentless push to do more with less is only going to intensify while the tolerance for failure keeps dropping. Yet identifying points of failure can be tricky as complexities scale. IBM i offers a free product that helps ascertain application and infrastructure health. The IBM Administration Runtime Expert for i (ARE) can be used to define attributes of a healthy environment and use those defined attributes to validate that the environment is as expected. In this module, you will learn the basics for how to set up templates and validate systems, as well as how you can use ARE to ensure PTFs are consistent across your partitions.



Part I: Practical Examples of Setting up ARE Template and Doing Systems Verifications
Part II: Managing PTFs with ARE
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dawn May

Dawn May

Owner, Dawn May Consulting, LLC
Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.A former IBMer, Dawn is now an independent... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Automated Capture? I Didn’t Know RVI Could Do That!
Automated email capture integrated with your IBM i core application can eliminate the keystrokes required for indexing which is a huge win-win for your staff. Come see how RVI can put some intelligence into capturing inbound emails (with invoice attachments) and other scanned documents to totally automate your indexing process. RVI workflow then directs the correct invoice to the correct purchaser for even greater efficiency. This same concept works for any application that requires matching-up documents (for work orders, human resources, lab reports, Proof of Deliveries, or general customer inquiries).Come see what we’re talking about!

Speakers
avatar for Monty Chicola

Monty Chicola

President, Real Vision Software, Inc.
Software Developer since 1980. President of RVI, a Content Management Company. I developed imaging on the AS/400 before its general release back in the 1980's. It has been my pleasure developing software and hardware with IBM Rochester over the years. With thousands of customers world... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 6

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Consumer Use Tax Explained
Put simply, use tax is owed on a purchase when the seller does not collect sales tax, or when the use of the product/service (or the location of consumption) results in more tax being owed. Sound complicated? It is, and that’s what makes use tax one of the most mismanaged compliance issues for businesses. This session will cover:
  • The events that can trigger consumer use tax requirements
  • The most common consumer use tax management challenges
  • The impact of economic nexus laws on consumer use tax
  • How your business can step up compliance to avoid being audited

Speakers
BP

Brent Peterson

Strategic Alliance Manager, Avalara


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 8

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Cybernetics Intelligence-Driven Backup & Storage
Modernizing your IBM Power Systems backups - with or without tape. A look at how Virtual Tape Libraries increase the performance and simplify the management of IBM tape backups.

Speakers

Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 9

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Cybersecurity & IBM i in the Changing Cyber Threat Landscape
In the rush to ensure business continuity, how can you keep your business protected from cyber-attacks?

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the global impact that COVID-19 has had on our families, our businesses, and our societies. The 2020 cyber threat landscape has changed drastically over the last few months. Due to the pressures of the pandemic, attacks thrive against newly deployed remote access or remote working infrastructure. IBM i Shops need to address the challenges raised by the increased vulnerabilities that provide cybercriminals the opportunity to gain access to their business-critical data. It is more important now than ever to ensure that IT systems are protected so that when all of this is behind us, we can get back to business as usual as quickly as possible.

Speakers
TT

Tzion Trabelsi

Head of iSecurity SE & PS, Raz-Lee security
Tzion Trabelsi has been the Head of Raz-Lee’s Sales Engineer and Professional Services team for the last 10 years. As an IBM i Security Professional, Tzion is a seasoned Information Risk and Enterprise Security expert with experience delivering security, application, and infrastructure... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 5

12:30pm CDT

L and L: ERP, WMS and TMS on IBMi: Reduce Complexity, Increase Capacity and Save Money
When departments are siloed, they miss opportunities to share information and improve efficiencies. The same is true of your software.
In this session, learn how companies have increased capacity, generated double-digit growth, reduced time-to-customer, and saved significant shipping costs by integrating their ERP, WMS and TMS software on the IBMi
You’ll also get brief overviews of these three software products that work alone or in combination on the i Series platform to help you Make, Move, and Ship products:
Friedman Corporation’s Frontier ERP software: The best ERP for complex, make-to-order, or assemble-to-order products, with real-time online ordering for customers and/or dealers, a powerful configurator, CAD integration, and more.
Logimax WMS software: Exceptionally robust, reliable, and affordable warehouse management software that integrates with your other systems and shopping carts, with tools for kitting, yard management, cross-docking, and more.
Varsity Logistics’ ShipSoft TMS software: Multi-Carrier shipping software for Parcel and LTL from within your existing IBMI i-based applications. Supports all advanced shipping processes such as optimization, ship at packing, rate shopping, pick-to-label, and more.


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 7

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Governance, Security, and Compliance in the Cloud
For many businesses, governance, security and compliance are essential components of what you do and how you protect your customers. Whether you’re in the healthcare sector, financial services, or any other industry that must adhere to specific rules of governance or law, there are many issues to consider. Taking a strategic approach to compliance ensures that your clients’ information is secure so they can best serve their own customers, and it ensures your reputation as a business that people can put their trust into. Join Amar Patel, Dave Wiseman and Steve Gyzybynski from Connectria as they discuss current trends and best practices as it pertains to wherever you are on your cloud journey.

Speakers
DW

Dave Wiseman

Vice President, Solutions, Connectria


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 3

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Lower your Total Cost of Ownership for DR Starting Day 1
Join this session if you want to lower the total cost of ownership and improve your IBM i DR environment!
This session reviews the cost and technical advantages of switching to Maxava HA software. It also covers unique Monitoring and “on the fly” roll back software (Maxava CPR) that is included in the Maxava Enterprise Bundle.
With 20 years’ experience in developing and supporting IBM i solutions Maxava has the software, support, and experience to guarantee a better outcome for your business at lower cost!
Join us to find out what Maxava can do for you and what we have already done for those top IBM i users that have switched to Maxava across the US and globally.
Key takeaways:
• Lower your annual DR costs immediately and without compromise.
• Learn about rapid Maxava HA implementation and our commitment to support excellence.
• Hear about blue chip US companies already reaping the benefits of switching to Maxava
• See the unique file recovery and monitoring solutions included in the Maxava Enterprise Bundle
• Learn about Maxava's fair pricing policy

Speakers
avatar for John Dominic

John Dominic

Executive Vice President VP, Maxava


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 4

12:30pm CDT

L and L: Making Data-Driven Happen: Connecting Today’s IBM i data with Tomorrow’s Technology
Growing data requirements mean you need to connect your IBM i investments quickly and efficiently to next-generation targets such as Kafka, Snowflake, Databricks, and Cloudera. You also must maintain system efficiency and keep budgets in check. Bringing all these pieces together to build the modern environments your organization needs can seem like a big mountain to climb. Join us for this Lunch and Learn discussion, were Precisely will cover how to best modernize your IT infrastructure by creating data integration strategies that help you connect your IBM i to the latest downstream technologies.

Speakers

Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 2

12:30pm CDT

L and L: World Class User Experience for the IBMi: Improve Processes and Application Workflow
Googles Material Design combines the principles of modern ‘user experience design’ with technical innovation.
Material Design is a great option for standardizing the UXP across your organization AND providing a framework to compose enriched workflows to meet the demands of your business.

We’ll cover real world examples and best practices of how your organization can implement this modern UXP framework for your IBM I application portfolio.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Jones

Charles Jones

Rocket Software
avatar for Dana Boehler

Dana Boehler

Senior Systems Engineer, Rocket Software
Dana has worked on the platform for nearly 20 years as a systems engineer and security analyst. In his off time he enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fishing, and water sports.


Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

1:00pm CDT

Expo
Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Exposition

2:30pm CDT

Containers and Resource Control for Open Source: Intro to Chroot Containers on IBM i
Containers and Resource Control for Open Source


Business Case:
As open source technologies are becoming more and more prevalent, you may be interested in leveraging containers or other resource-controlling technologies to manage the applications deployed in your infrastructure. Come to this module to learn more about what's available on IBM i.



Part I: Intro to Chroot Containers on IBM i
Part II: Workload Capping Groups, Memory Pools, and Subsystems
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Graphical programming Node-RED
Node-RED provides a low-code solution for building applications in a visual manner. It excels at dashboards, REST APIs, IoT, and more. Come to this session for some hands-on experience with this fascinating technology!
1. Discover what Node-RED is 2. Learn about Node-RED's capabilities

Speakers
avatar for Tarlochan Bimbra

Tarlochan Bimbra

PartnerWorld for ISVs Technical Support and IBM i Global Support Center, IBM
Tarlochan (Tosh) Bimbra has been working in i Global Support Center in Rochester MN since 1992.He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of products used for application development on the IBM i aka RDi, RPG, ILEC/C++, Java, CL, APIs and Open Source. Tosh is... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: HTTP Server on i
HTTP Server: Apache Webmaster (520266) - Learn how to create, configure and manage the IBM HTTP Apache server on i. Set up a Web site and customize it using some basic Apache techniques.  Additionally, we will work with securing the web site both with some basic authentication and leveraging SSL. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Tarlochan Bimbra

Tarlochan Bimbra

PartnerWorld for ISVs Technical Support and IBM i Global Support Center, IBM
Tarlochan (Tosh) Bimbra has been working in i Global Support Center in Rochester MN since 1992.He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of products used for application development on the IBM i aka RDi, RPG, ILEC/C++, Java, CL, APIs and Open Source. Tosh is... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 2

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: REST Web Services – LAB
This lab will help you get familiar with the REST based support that is provided with the Integrated Web Services support. You will get to create a web service that leverages REST and connect that services to a simple Web page to help you see and understand the end to end support.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Tarlochan Bimbra

Tarlochan Bimbra

PartnerWorld for ISVs Technical Support and IBM i Global Support Center, IBM
Tarlochan (Tosh) Bimbra has been working in i Global Support Center in Rochester MN since 1992.He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of products used for application development on the IBM i aka RDi, RPG, ILEC/C++, Java, CL, APIs and Open Source. Tosh is... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 3

2:30pm CDT

Become a Superhero to your CIO: A Day in the Life of a CIO
​​​​Become a Superhero to your CIO


Business Case:
In today's hyper-competitive world, we're all striving to be the best employees we can be. We want to impress our boss, finish that big project on-time and under-budget, and earn that big promotion with a hefty raise. If you work in IT, it's very likely you report - directly or indirectly - to your company's CIO, or perhaps CTO. How can we best enhance and leverage that relationship to support your company's IT initiatives, and advance your career?

The first step is to understand your CIO's role. The role of the CIO or CTO may seem mysterious and overwhelming at first, but it's critical for all IT employees to understand the big picture in order to better support your boss, and become a superhero to your CIO! We'll cover:
  • What is your CIO responsible for? We'll discuss the practical elements as well as the strategic decisions of the job
  • What does a day in the life of your CIO look like?
  • What are the differences between a CIO and CTO?
  • Who does your CIO communicate with? Who is he or she responsible to, and for what?
  • What pressures does your CIO deal with every day, and from whom?

Once we understand the role of the CIO better, it's time to turn our attention to being the best employee and asset to your CIO you possibly can be. But how? What if I told you that the secrets to being the ideal employee aren't secrets after all? That you've known them for a very long time... since kindergarten! Remember when you learned to always be kind, play fair, and say thank you? Those life lessons still apply today! We'll cover these and other timeless bits of wisdom you learned as a child, to make you the ultimate superhero to your CIO!

Part I: A Day in the Life of a CIO
Part II: Want Them to Want You? Be the Ideal Employee by Unleashing your Inner Child!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Electives Room

2:30pm CDT

Break Bad System Administration Habits with ACS: Best practices, Emulator, Print, Spool
Break Bad System Administration Habits with ACS


Business Case:
To be the most effective system administrator possible you need to use the latest and greatest tools. Learning to use ACS as a system administrator will increase your productivity and value to the business.


Part I: Best practices, Emulator, Print, Spool
Part II: Improve Your Productivity with Other System Management Tools
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

2:30pm CDT

Enabling the Database Engineer: Using ACS to Tackle Database Engineering (DBE) Tasks
Enabling the Database Engineer


Business Case:
Database Engineering has become a “must have” role to address various aspects of using and managing Db2 in an SQL environment.


Part I: Using ACS to Tackle Database Engineering (DBE) Tasks
Part II: Automating the Role of the Database Engineering (DBE)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Quinton Kramer

Quinton Kramer

Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Having started in January of 2015 Quinton Kramer is one of the fresh faces of IBM i. In that time Quinn has worked on everything from customer/support issues to feature enhancements and deliverables on Db2.Working as a database developer he views speaking engagements as an opportunity... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Database Room

2:30pm CDT

Install and Configure Db2 Mirror: Configure Db2 Mirror
Install and Configure Db2 Mirror


Business Case:
Db2 mirror is a great option for continuous availability, eliminating downtime


Part I: Configure Db2 Mirror
Part II: Add HA/DR Solution to Db2 Mirror
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Shauna Rollings

Shauna Rollings

IBM i Performance Tools & High Availability Development, IBM
Shauna joined the IBM i development team in 2008. She has developed and supported IBM i performance data collector tools throughout her entire IBM career. From the very beginning of the Db2 Mirror for i project, she has also been the technical team lead for the Db2 Mirror Configuration... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
High Availability Room

2:30pm CDT

How to Get to Unicode from RPG: Using CCSIDS in RPG
How to Get to Unicode from RPG


Business Case:
Make your code and interfaces tmore friendly to end-users and international markets


Part I: Using CCSIDS in RPG
Part II: Globalization, UNICODE, and How your IBM i Applications Can Interact in this World
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

IBM
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
RPG Room

2:30pm CDT

Do You Need a Firewall: Exit Point/Exit Programs
Do You Need a Firewall


Business Case:
Oversee and protect your PC connections to your IBM i


Part I: Exit Point/Exit Programs
Part II: IBM i Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Security Room

2:30pm CDT

Be More Productive with Navigator: Latest Features in Navigator for i
Be More Productive with Navigator


Business Case:
So, you are not using Navigator for i... why? This is not the same old Navigator from even a few years ago. There are several new features that will be highlighted along with general usage. This, along with the dive into the performance analysis tools available, will make you a better IBM i Administrator.


Part I: Latest Features in Navigator for i

Part II: Performance Tasks in Navigator for i
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion



Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

2:30pm CDT

Cloud for IBMi: Why is it Right for Your Enterprise?
Cloud for IBM i


Business Case:
Learn the pros and cons of moving workloads to the cloud


Part I: Why is it Right for Your Enterprise?
Part II: Backup Recovery and Data to the Cloud
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Richard Dolewski

Richard Dolewski

SME, DR / BC
Richard is a recognized SME and world renowned award-winning industry speaker specializing in, Cloud Computing Architecture, Business Resiliency, Disaster Recovery Planning and Backup & Recovery Program Design. He leads organizations through the new era of technology, achieving the... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

2:30pm CDT

Developing your Web & Mobile Strategy: Business Case & Approaches
Developing your Web & Mobile Strategy


Business Case:
As digital technologies evolve, web and mobile development has become an essential part of IBM i modernization. Not only do web applications have a modern look and feel that’s intuitive for users, they can also drive new revenue, streamline workflows and improve access to information.

Many organizations are facing an urgent need to provide web and mobile access to their IBM i applications and data. Perhaps you have employees working from home who can’t access your IBM i applications remotely. Maybe your retail stores have had to close and an eCommerce solution will enable your business to continue operating. Your decision to digitally innovate could also improve operational efficiency and mitigate disrupters in your industry.​​​


Part I: Business Case & Approaches
Part II: APIs, Web Services & Integration
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for over 20 years, the last 13 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Open Source Room

3:30pm CDT

Containers and Resource Control for Open Source: Workload Capping Groups, Memory Pools, and Subsystems
Containers and Resource Control for Open Source


Business Case:
As open source technologies are becoming more and more prevalent, you may be interested in leveraging containers or other resource-controlling technologies to manage the applications deployed in your infrastructure. Come to this module to learn more about what's available on IBM i.



Part I: Intro to Chroot Containers on IBM i
Part II: Workload Capping Groups, Memory Pools, and Subsystems
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Angela Newton

Angela Newton

Software Engineer, IBM


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Graphical programming Node-RED
Node-RED provides a low-code solution for building applications in a visual manner. It excels at dashboards, REST APIs, IoT, and more. Come to this session for some hands-on experience with this fascinating technology!
1. Discover what Node-RED is 2. Learn about Node-RED's capabilities

Speakers
avatar for Tarlochan Bimbra

Tarlochan Bimbra

PartnerWorld for ISVs Technical Support and IBM i Global Support Center, IBM
Tarlochan (Tosh) Bimbra has been working in i Global Support Center in Rochester MN since 1992.He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of products used for application development on the IBM i aka RDi, RPG, ILEC/C++, Java, CL, APIs and Open Source. Tosh is... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: HTTP Server on i
HTTP Server: Apache Webmaster (520266) - Learn how to create, configure and manage the IBM HTTP Apache server on i. Set up a Web site and customize it using some basic Apache techniques.  Additionally, we will work with securing the web site both with some basic authentication and leveraging SSL. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Tarlochan Bimbra

Tarlochan Bimbra

PartnerWorld for ISVs Technical Support and IBM i Global Support Center, IBM
Tarlochan (Tosh) Bimbra has been working in i Global Support Center in Rochester MN since 1992.He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of products used for application development on the IBM i aka RDi, RPG, ILEC/C++, Java, CL, APIs and Open Source. Tosh is... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 2

3:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: REST Web Services – LAB
This lab will help you get familiar with the REST based support that is provided with the Integrated Web Services support. You will get to create a web service that leverages REST and connect that services to a simple Web page to help you see and understand the end to end support.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →
avatar for Tarlochan Bimbra

Tarlochan Bimbra

PartnerWorld for ISVs Technical Support and IBM i Global Support Center, IBM
Tarlochan (Tosh) Bimbra has been working in i Global Support Center in Rochester MN since 1992.He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of products used for application development on the IBM i aka RDi, RPG, ILEC/C++, Java, CL, APIs and Open Source. Tosh is... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Lab Room 3

3:30pm CDT

Become a Superhero to your CIO: Want Them to Want You? Be the Ideal Employee by Unleashing your Inner Child!
Become a Superhero to your CIO


Business Case:
In today's hyper-competitive world, we're all striving to be the best employees we can be. We want to impress our boss, finish that big project on-time and under-budget, and earn that big promotion with a hefty raise. If you work in IT, it's very likely you report - directly or indirectly - to your company's CIO, or perhaps CTO. How can we best enhance and leverage that relationship to support your company's IT initiatives, and advance your career?

The first step is to understand your CIO's role. The role of the CIO or CTO may seem mysterious and overwhelming at first, but it's critical for all IT employees to understand the big picture in order to better support your boss, and become a superhero to your CIO! We'll cover:
  • What is your CIO responsible for? We'll discuss the practical elements as well as the strategic decisions of the job
  • What does a day in the life of your CIO look like?
  • What are the differences between a CIO and CTO?
  • Who does your CIO communicate with? Who is he or she responsible to, and for what?
  • What pressures does your CIO deal with every day, and from whom?
Once we understand the role of the CIO better, it's time to turn our attention to being the best employee and asset to your CIO you possibly can be. But how? What if I told you that the secrets to being the ideal employee aren't secrets after all? That you've known them for a very long time... since kindergarten! Remember when you learned to always be kind, play fair, and say thank you? Those life lessons still apply today! We'll cover these and other timeless bits of wisdom you learned as a child, to make you the ultimate superhero to your CIO!

Part I: A Day in the Life of a CIO
Part II: Want Them to Want You? Be the Ideal Employee by Unleashing your Inner Child!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Electives Room

3:30pm CDT

Break Bad System Administration Habits with ACS: Improve Your Productivity with Other System Management Tools
Break Bad System Administration Habits with ACS


Business Case:
To be the most effective system administrator possible you need to use the latest and greatest tools. Learning to use ACS as a system administrator will increase your productivity and value to the business.


Part I: Best practices, Emulator, Print, Spool
Part II: Improve Your Productivity with Other System Management Tools
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Rudi van Helvoirt

Rudi van Helvoirt

Technical Director, EASI


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Enabling the Database Engineer: Automating the Role of the Database Engineering (DBE)
Enabling the Database Engineer


Business Case:
Database Engineering has become a “must have” role to address various aspects of using and managing Db2 in an SQL environment.


Part I: Using ACS to Tackle Database Engineering (DBE) Tasks
Part II: Automating the Role of the Database Engineering (DBE)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Database Room

3:30pm CDT

Install and Configure Db2 Mirror: Add HA/DR Solution to Db2 Mirror
Install and Configure Db2 Mirror


Business Case:
Db2 mirror is a great option for continuous availability, eliminating downtime


Part I: Configure Db2 Mirror
Part II: Add HA/DR Solution to Db2 Mirror
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Dan Simms

Dan Simms

Project Management Director, IBM i HA Solutions, Precisely
Hello, my name is Dan Simms.  I am the Director of Product Management for the IBM i HA portfolio at Precisely.  My portfolio includes Assure MIMIX, QuickEDD, iTera, OMS/ODS, Assure MIMIX for AIX, and iOptimize.  I have been with Precisely (Syncsort, Vision Solutions) for 25 years... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
High Availability Room

3:30pm CDT

How to Get to Unicode from RPG: Globalization, UNICODE, and How your IBM i Applications Can Interact in this World
How to Get to Unicode from RPG


Business Case:
Make your code and interfaces tmore friendly to end-users and international markets


Part I: Using CCSIDS in RPG
Part II: Globalization, UNICODE, and How your IBM i Applications Can Interact in this World
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jim Diephuis

Jim Diephuis

Senior Managing consultant, IBM
Jim has been with IBM since 1978, starting with the 'System 3 to System 38 batch conversion utility'. He then worked in the database area of the S/38 and AS/400 for many years before moving to what is currently Lab Services. In Lab Services, Jim focuses on helping IBM i clients move... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
RPG Room

3:30pm CDT

Do you Need a Firewall: IBM i Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
Do You Need a Firewall


Business Case:
Oversee and protect your PC connections to your IBM i


Part I: Exit Point/Exit Programs
Part II: IBM i Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Reiser

Lindsay Reiser

IBM i Operating System Network Development, IBM
Lindsay joined the IBM i Network team in 2005.  She has worked supporting sockets system functions from the start and became the lead software developer for Intrusion Detection integrated in the IBM i network stack in 2009.


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Security Room

3:30pm CDT

Be More Productive with Navigator: Performance Tasks in Navigator for i
Be More Productive with Navigator


Business Case:
So, you are not using Navigator for i... why? This is not the same old Navigator from even a few years ago. There are several new features that will be highlighted along with general usage. This, along with the dive into the performance analysis tools available, will make you a better IBM i Administrator.


Part I: Latest Features in Navigator for i
Part II: Performance Tasks in Navigator for i
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Lora Powell

Lora Powell

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
I have been at IBM since 1989, where I spent the first 20 years of my career on compiler development. Since 2009 I have found my niche with IBM i Performance Tools. I now enjoy being a developer and team lead for Performance Data Investigator (PDI).


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Cloud for IBMi: Backup Recovery and Data to the Cloud
Cloud for IBM i


Business Case:
Learn the pros and cons of moving workloads to the cloud


Part I: Why is it Right for Your Enterprise?
Part II: Backup Recovery and Data to the Cloud
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dolewski

Richard Dolewski

SME, DR / BC
Richard is a recognized SME and world renowned award-winning industry speaker specializing in, Cloud Computing Architecture, Business Resiliency, Disaster Recovery Planning and Backup & Recovery Program Design. He leads organizations through the new era of technology, achieving the... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

3:30pm CDT

Developing your Web & Mobile Strategy: APIs, Web Services & Integration
Developing your Web & Mobile Strategy


Business Case:
As digital technologies evolve, web and mobile development has become an essential part of IBM i modernization. Not only do web applications have a modern look and feel that’s intuitive for users, they can also drive new revenue, streamline workflows and improve access to information.

Many organizations are facing an urgent need to provide web and mobile access to their IBM i applications and data. Perhaps you have employees working from home who can’t access your IBM i applications remotely. Maybe your retail stores have had to close and an eCommerce solution will enable your business to continue operating. Your decision to digitally innovate could also improve operational efficiency and mitigate disrupters in your industry.​​​


Part I: Business Case & Approaches
Part II: APIs, Web Services & Integration
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for over 20 years, the last 13 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:25pm CDT
Open Source Room

4:30pm CDT

Containers and Resource Control for Open Source: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Containers and Resource Control for Open Source


Business Case:
As open source technologies are becoming more and more prevalent, you may be interested in leveraging containers or other resource-controlling technologies to manage the applications deployed in your infrastructure. Come to this module to learn more about what's available on IBM i.



Part I: Intro to Chroot Containers on IBM i
Part II: Workload Capping Groups, Memory Pools, and Subsystems
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →
avatar for Angela Newton

Angela Newton

Software Engineer, IBM


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

4:30pm CDT

Become a Superhero to your CIO: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Become a Superhero to your CIO


Business Case:
In today's hyper-competitive world, we're all striving to be the best employees we can be. We want to impress our boss, finish that big project on-time and under-budget, and earn that big promotion with a hefty raise. If you work in IT, it's very likely you report - directly or indirectly - to your company's CIO, or perhaps CTO. How can we best enhance and leverage that relationship to support your company's IT initiatives, and advance your career?

The first step is to understand your CIO's role. The role of the CIO or CTO may seem mysterious and overwhelming at first, but it's critical for all IT employees to understand the big picture in order to better support your boss, and become a superhero to your CIO! We'll cover:
  • What is your CIO responsible for? We'll discuss the practical elements as well as the strategic decisions of the job
  • What does a day in the life of your CIO look like?
  • What are the differences between a CIO and CTO?
  • Who does your CIO communicate with? Who is he or she responsible to, and for what?
  • What pressures does your CIO deal with every day, and from whom?
Once we understand the role of the CIO better, it's time to turn our attention to being the best employee and asset to your CIO you possibly can be. But how? What if I told you that the secrets to being the ideal employee aren't secrets after all? That you've known them for a very long time... since kindergarten! Remember when you learned to always be kind, play fair, and say thank you? Those life lessons still apply today! We'll cover these and other timeless bits of wisdom you learned as a child, to make you the ultimate superhero to your CIO!

Part I: A Day in the Life of a CIO
Part II: Want Them to Want You? Be the Ideal Employee by Unleashing your Inner Child!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Electives Room
  Business Development
  • Learning Objective Learn to support and swim with the current of your organization's IT strategies, support the CIO, and advance your career

4:30pm CDT

Break Bad System Administration Habits with ACS: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Break Bad System Administration Habits with ACS


Business Case:
To be the most effective system administrator possible you need to use the latest and greatest tools. Learning to use ACS as a system administrator will increase your productivity and value to the business.


Part I: Best practices, Emulator, Print, Spool
Part II: Improve Your Productivity with Other System Management Tools
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

4:30pm CDT

Enabling the Database Engineer: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Enabling the Database Engineer


Business Case:
Database Engineering has become a “must have” role to address various aspects of using and managing Db2 in an SQL environment.


Part I: Using ACS to Tackle Database Engineering (DBE) Tasks
Part II: Automating the Role of the Database Engineering (DBE)
Part III:  LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Database Room

4:30pm CDT

Install and Configure Db2 Mirror: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Install and Configure Db2 Mirror


Business Case:
Db2 mirror is a great option for continuous availability, eliminating downtime


Part I: Configure Db2 Mirror
Part II: Add HA/DR Solution to Db2 Mirror
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Kris Whitney

Kris Whitney

IBM
Kris Whitney is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Rochester. He has worked at IBM for the last 19+ years and currently is leading the development for Db2 Mirror for i and IBM i Public Cloud enablement.
avatar for Shauna Rollings

Shauna Rollings

IBM i Performance Tools & High Availability Development, IBM
Shauna joined the IBM i development team in 2008. She has developed and supported IBM i performance data collector tools throughout her entire IBM career. From the very beginning of the Db2 Mirror for i project, she has also been the technical team lead for the Db2 Mirror Configuration... Read More →
avatar for Dan Simms

Dan Simms

Project Management Director, IBM i HA Solutions, Precisely
Hello, my name is Dan Simms.  I am the Director of Product Management for the IBM i HA portfolio at Precisely.  My portfolio includes Assure MIMIX, QuickEDD, iTera, OMS/ODS, Assure MIMIX for AIX, and iOptimize.  I have been with Precisely (Syncsort, Vision Solutions) for 25 years... Read More →
avatar for James White

James White

Principal Technology Architect, Precisely
James has been an architect on the Mimix product line for over 26 years.   He has been at the forefront of most new product features in Mimix including support for Virtual Switching, DB2 Mirror, RCAC, and Temporal tables.  James was also the primary architect and developer for Mimix/Promoter... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
High Availability Room

4:30pm CDT

How to Get to Unicode from RPG: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
How to Get to Unicode from RPG


Business Case:
Make your code and interfaces tmore friendly to end-users and international markets


Part I: Using CCSIDS in RPG
Part II: Globalization, UNICODE, and How your IBM i Applications Can Interact in this World
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jim Diephuis

Jim Diephuis

Senior Managing consultant, IBM
Jim has been with IBM since 1978, starting with the 'System 3 to System 38 batch conversion utility'. He then worked in the database area of the S/38 and AS/400 for many years before moving to what is currently Lab Services. In Lab Services, Jim focuses on helping IBM i clients move... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Morris

Barbara Morris

IBM
Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
RPG Room

4:30pm CDT

Do you Need a Firewall: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Do You Need a Firewall


Business Case:
Oversee and protect your PC connections to your IBM i


Part I: Exit Point/Exit Programs
Part II: IBM i Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Reiser

Lindsay Reiser

IBM i Operating System Network Development, IBM
Lindsay joined the IBM i Network team in 2005.  She has worked supporting sockets system functions from the start and became the lead software developer for Intrusion Detection integrated in the IBM i network stack in 2009.


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Security Room

4:30pm CDT

Be More Productive with Navigator: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Be More Productive with Navigator


Business Case:
So, you are not using Navigator for i... why? This is not the same old Navigator from even a few years ago. There are several new features that will be highlighted along with general usage. This, along with the dive into the performance analysis tools available, will make you a better IBM i Administrator.


Part I: Latest Features in Navigator for i
Part II: Performance Tasks in Navigator for i
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →
avatar for Lora Powell

Lora Powell

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
I have been at IBM since 1989, where I spent the first 20 years of my career on compiler development. Since 2009 I have found my niche with IBM i Performance Tools. I now enjoy being a developer and team lead for Performance Data Investigator (PDI).


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

4:30pm CDT

Cloud for IBMi: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Cloud for IBM i


Business Case:
Learn the pros and cons of moving workloads to the cloud


Part I: Why is it Right for Your Enterprise?
Part II: Backup Recovery and Data to the Cloud
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dolewski

Richard Dolewski

SME, DR / BC
Richard is a recognized SME and world renowned award-winning industry speaker specializing in, Cloud Computing Architecture, Business Resiliency, Disaster Recovery Planning and Backup & Recovery Program Design. He leads organizations through the new era of technology, achieving the... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

4:30pm CDT

Developing your Web & Mobile Strategy: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Developing your Web & Mobile Strategy


Business Case:
As digital technologies evolve, web and mobile development has become an essential part of IBM i modernization. Not only do web applications have a modern look and feel that’s intuitive for users, they can also drive new revenue, streamline workflows and improve access to information.

Many organizations are facing an urgent need to provide web and mobile access to their IBM i applications and data. Perhaps you have employees working from home who can’t access your IBM i applications remotely. Maybe your retail stores have had to close and an eCommerce solution will enable your business to continue operating. Your decision to digitally innovate could also improve operational efficiency and mitigate disrupters in your industry.​​​


Part I: Business Case & Approaches
Part II: APIs, Web Services & Integration
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for over 20 years, the last 13 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Open Source Room

5:00pm CDT

Networking Event: 60th Celebration & Volunteer Recognition
As COMMON celebrates it's 60th Anniversary in 2020, we recognize all the volunteers that have contributed in countless ways over the years to help us mark this milestone. Join us as we relive fun memories, and celebrate the people who have helped build this COMMON community.

Speakers

Wednesday September 16, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1
 
Thursday, September 17
 

8:00am CDT

Morning Stretch/Yoga
Join Jennifer Hollister for 30 minutes of easy desk yoga. Focused on helping you stretch the muscles you overuse everyday at your desk, as well as focusing breath, this is a great start to the day. Attend, stretch, and de-stress to get ready for a day of learning!


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hollister

Jennifer Hollister

Yoga Teacher, Jennifer Hollister Yoga
An E-RYT Yoga Teacher, Trauma Based Yoga Therapist and Trauma Psychotherapist, Jennifer has an extensive background in mental and physical health for over 20 years.Jennifer teaches a variety of yoga styles in addition to Yoga Therapy, stress relief and meditation classes. She offers... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
Application Development Room 1

9:00am CDT

Meeting of the Members
Update on COMMON, your professional association.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis

Chief i-entist, Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC
Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988. In the 32 years... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 9:00am - 9:55am CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

10:00am CDT

Test-driven Development: Service programs and Unit Testing – The Perfect Pair
Test-driven Development


Business Case:
Left-shift (i.e., save money/time) by incorporating Unit Testing into the development process.


Part I: High-Value Unit Testing of PHP Applications
Part II: Service programs and Unit Testing – The Perfect Pair
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Marina Schwenk

Marina Schwenk

Software Developer, Everbrite
Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two IBM i admins... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

10:00am CDT

Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs: DevOps ROI
Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs


Business Case:
Learn how to use DevOps to make your Development, Testing and Deployment steps truly agile - all while reducing risk and realizing immediate and significant ROI


Part I: DevOps ROI
Part II: DevOps Nuts & Bolts IBM i Style
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

DevOps Manager, Arcad Software
Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
RPG Room

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Node.js Problem Determination with Diagnostic Report
A large percentage of Node.js application misbehavior in production and development can be effectively diagnosed and the root cause identified through the in-built Node.js tracing and diagnostic report capabilities. These powerful features can be leveraged in the development, testing and production phases in order to validate that the application architecture and design is reflected in the code without ever instrumenting it. In this lab, we will examine the most common Node.js production issues represented through sample programs, and demonstrate how to diagnose and resolve those issues using the tracing and report tools.
1. Understand most common Node.js production anomalies 2. Learn how to use Diagnostic Report and Node.js tracing effectively 3. Learn Node.js Diagnostic Best practices

Speakers
avatar for Gireesh Punathil

Gireesh Punathil

Software Engineer, IBM India
Gireesh Punathil is a member of Node.js Technical Steering Committee, member of Java Community Process Executive committee, and an Architect in IBM India Software Labs, predominantly in Node.js and Java. In 18 years of his career, he has been porting, developing and debugging web... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 1

10:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Use Node.js to build Business Applications
Learn how to create database-driven business applications using Node.js and SQL. We'll use the NodeRun cloud platform for our development environment to quickly get started. This workshop consists of 10 small exercises all building on each other. If you don't finish all 10, you can continue exploring and working on it from home as a fully functional development environment will already be set up.
In this lab, you will learn how to create both Interactive Web Applications and Web Services. By the end of the lab, you will build the following: - Employee Lookup Module - Employee Listing Module - Employee Listing Web Service - Employee Details Web Service - Module to consume an Employee Listing Web Service - Module to use npm to email an employee list

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Roytman

Alexander Roytman

CEO, Profound Logic
Alex Roytman is the founder and CEO of Profound Logic. He is a Node.js and RPG educator who shares his knowledge at user groups and events around the world. His decades of experience and passion in the field of Web and Mobile development have led his company to create many popular... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

10:00am CDT

Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services: Part I
Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services


Business Case:
IBM i Services simplify (through new SQL interfaces) the tasks of monitoring and managing many different IBM i aspects, from work management, to security, storage and more.


Part I:
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Database Room

10:00am CDT

SQL for the RPG Programmer “How To”: SQL Access to Data and ACS Tools
SQL for the RPG Programmer “How To”


Business Case:
SQL is THE recommended interface from applications into your data. It is imperative to understand how to embed SQL or otherwise interface to SQL from RPG applications and also how to take advantage of new IBM i Services for the developer.


Part I: SQL Access to Data and ACS Tools

Part II: Working with SQL Services
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hamberg

Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

10:00am CDT

PHP Frameworks and Turnkey Solutions: Deploying Business Productivity Applications on IBM i
PHP Frameworks and Turnkey Solutions


Business Case:
Deploying quality solutions on IBM i becomes easy and robust with PHP Frameworks and the ability to deploy turnkey solutions


Part I: Deploying Business Productivity Applications on IBM i
Part II: PHP Frameworks
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Electives Room

10:00am CDT

Tactical Approaches to Open Source Integration: Summary of Techniques for Integrating OSS with Db2 and RPG
Tactical Approaches to Open Source Integration


Business Case:
Want to "have your cake and eat it too?" That's what you get when you combine the power of RPG and Db2 workloads with the many benefits of open source technologies. In this module, you will explore (in a high-level, language-agnostic fashion) the various techniques for integrating the two worlds.


Part I: Summary of Techniques for Integrating OSS with Db2 and RPG
Part II: Let me Show you my Camel!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Open Source Room

10:00am CDT

Encrypt Your Data: IBM i Cryptography 101
Encrypt Your Data


Business Case:
Add an additional layer of security to your data by implementing encryption. Meet data protection laws and regulations


Part I: IBM i Cryptography 101
Part II: FIELDPROC and OAR
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Security Room

10:00am CDT

Integrating IBM i into Service Desks and other Enterprise-Class Help Desks: Integrating into SPLUNK
Integrating IBM i into Service Desks and other Enterprise-Class Help Desks


Business Case:
Today's enterprises rely on centralized view of security and IT operational data to efficiently manage their entire IT infrastructure. This is not always made easy by the IBM i.


Part I: Integrating into SPLUNK
Part II: Integrating into Enterprise-class Help Desks (Service Now, Microsoft)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Chip Sutton

Chip Sutton

Principal Technology Architect, Precicely


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

10:00am CDT

Open Technologies to Manage your IBM i: Ansible - What and Why?
Open Technologies to Manage your IBM i


Business Case:
Manage your IBM i and all that surrounds it from a single technology, including Windows, Linux, and AIX



Part I: Ansible - What and Why?
Part II: NAGIOS - What and Why?
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion


Speakers
avatar for Yun Wang

Yun Wang

STSM, IBM i Business Architect, IBM
Wang Yun (王云) is senior technical staff member and business architect of IBM i development team, focusing on systems management and cloud management for i. He has been with IBM for 15 years and worked on various projects such as cloud enablement for i, automation for i, Db2 Mirror... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

10:00am CDT

Introduction to Virtualization: Latest and Greatest, Intro, PWERVM, VIOS, Include HMC Content
Introduction to Virtualization


Business Case:
You probably are not leveraging the virtualization options in IBM i as well as you should. Take advantage of the full potential of your systems, increase the availability and flexibility of your system. Virtualization allows advanced technology features that will make your work easier and more productive.


Part I: Latest and Greatest, Intro, PWERVM, VIOS, Include HMC Content

Part II: Deep Dive into LPM Practical Applications, Performance Sizing
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson

Virtualization and Multi-Cloud Offering Manager, IBM
Ian Robinson is the worldwide virtualization and multi-cloud offering manager for IBM Systems, responsible for IBM’s portfolio of virtualization, entry private cloud and hardware management solutions for the Power Systems platform. He joined IBM in 2009 with its acquisition of Transitive... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am CDT
High Availability Room

11:00am CDT

Test-driven Development: High-Value Unit Testing of PHP Applications
Test-driven Development


Business Case:
Left-shift (i.e., save money/time) by incorporating Unit Testing into the development process.


Part I: High-Value Unit Testing of PHP Applications
Part II: Service programs and Unit Testing – The Perfect Pair
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Clark Everetts

Clark Everetts

Senior Professional Services Consultant, Zend by Perforce
Clark works for Zend by Perforce as a Senior Professional Services Consultant, helping clients innovate, meet business needs, and build better web applications through architecture and performance audits, mentoring in software development best practices, and guiding them using PHP... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 1

11:00am CDT

Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs: DevOps Nuts & Bolts IBM i Style
Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs


Business Case:
Learn how to use DevOps to make your Development, Testing and Deployment steps truly agile - all while reducing risk and realizing immediate and significant ROI


Part I: DevOps ROI
Part II: DevOps Nuts & Bolts IBM i Style
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

DevOps Manager, Arcad Software
Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
RPG Room

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Node.js Problem Determination with Diagnostic Report
A large percentage of Node.js application misbehavior in production and development can be effectively diagnosed and the root cause identified through the in-built Node.js tracing and diagnostic report capabilities. These powerful features can be leveraged in the development, testing and production phases in order to validate that the application architecture and design is reflected in the code without ever instrumenting it. In this lab, we will examine the most common Node.js production issues represented through sample programs, and demonstrate how to diagnose and resolve those issues using the tracing and report tools.
1. Understand most common Node.js production anomalies 2. Learn how to use Diagnostic Report and Node.js tracing effectively 3. Learn Node.js Diagnostic Best practices

Speakers
avatar for Gireesh Punathil

Gireesh Punathil

Software Engineer, IBM India
Gireesh Punathil is a member of Node.js Technical Steering Committee, member of Java Community Process Executive committee, and an Architect in IBM India Software Labs, predominantly in Node.js and Java. In 18 years of his career, he has been porting, developing and debugging web... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 1

11:00am CDT

OPEN LAB: Use Node.js to build Business Applications
Learn how to create database-driven business applications using Node.js and SQL. We'll use the NodeRun cloud platform for our development environment to quickly get started. This workshop consists of 10 small exercises all building on each other. If you don't finish all 10, you can continue exploring and working on it from home as a fully functional development environment will already be set up.
In this lab, you will learn how to create both Interactive Web Applications and Web Services. By the end of the lab, you will build the following: - Employee Lookup Module - Employee Listing Module - Employee Listing Web Service - Employee Details Web Service - Module to consume an Employee Listing Web Service - Module to use npm to email an employee list

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Roytman

Alexander Roytman

CEO, Profound Logic
Alex Roytman is the founder and CEO of Profound Logic. He is a Node.js and RPG educator who shares his knowledge at user groups and events around the world. His decades of experience and passion in the field of Web and Mobile development have led his company to create many popular... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Lab Room 2

11:00am CDT

Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services: Part II
Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services


Business Case:
IBM i Services simplify (through new SQL interfaces) the tasks of monitoring and managing many different IBM i aspects, from work management, to security, storage and more.


Part I:
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Database Room

11:00am CDT

SQL for the RPG Programmer “How To”: Working with SQL Services
SQL for the RPG Programmer “How To”


Business Case:
SQL is THE recommended interface from applications into your data. It is imperative to understand how to embed SQL or otherwise interface to SQL from RPG applications and also how to take advantage of new IBM i Services for the developer.


Part I: SQL Access to Data and ACS Tools
Part II: Working with SQL Services
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hamberg

Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Application Development Room 2

11:00am CDT

PHP Frameworks and Turnkey Solutions: PHP Frameworks
PHP Frameworks and Turnkey Solutions


Business Case:
Deploying quality solutions on IBM i becomes easy and robust with PHP Frameworks and the ability to deploy turnkey solutions


Part I: Deploying Business Productivity Applications on IBM i
Part II: PHP Frameworks
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Product Manager and Principal Engineer, Zend by Perforce
I am an original contributor to Zend Framework, an enterprise PHP framework, and took over as Project Lead in 2009. Starting in 2019, I helped transition the project to an open governance model to the Linux Foundation as the Laminas Project. In addition to developing PHP frameworks... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Electives Room

11:00am CDT

Tactical Approaches to Open Source Integration: Let me Show you my Camel!
Tactical Approaches to Open Source Integration


Business Case:
Want to "have your cake and eat it too?" That's what you get when you combine the power of RPG and Db2 workloads with the many benefits of open source technologies. In this module, you will explore (in a high-level, language-agnostic fashion) the various techniques for integrating the two worlds.


Part I: Summary of Techniques for Integrating OSS with Db2 and RPG
Part II: Let me Show you my Camel!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Justin Reock

Justin Reock

Chief Architect, OpenLogic by Perforce
Justin has over 20 years’ experience working in various software roles and is an outspoken free software evangelist, delivering enterprise solutions and community education on databases, integration work, architecture, and technical leadership. He is currently the Chief Architect... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Open Source Room

11:00am CDT

Encrypt Your Data: FIELDPROC and OAR
Encrypt Your Data


Business Case:
Add an additional layer of security to your data by implementing encryption. Meet data protection laws and regulations


Part I: IBM i Cryptography 101
Part II: FIELDPROC and OAR
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for John Vriezen

John Vriezen

Principal Technology Architect, Precisely
I have been working with the IBM i platform for 35+ years, initially at IBM Rochester for 9 years, working  on DB2 and the Storage Management.  Then onto ShowCase Corp. working on Essbase OLAP engine for IBM i.  Currently I with Precisely, (formerly Syncsort, Vision Solutions... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Winston

Dawn Winston

Product Management Director – Security Solutions, Precisely


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Security Room

11:00am CDT

Integrating IBM i into Service Desks and other Enterprise-Class Help Desks: Integrating into Enterprise-Class Help Desks (ServiceNow, Micro Focus, MS COM)
Integrating IBM i into Service Desks and other Enterprise-Class Help Desks


Business Case:
Today's enterprises rely on centralized view of security and IT operational data to efficiently manage their entire IT infrastructure. This is not always made easy by the IBM i.


Part I: Integrating into SPLUNK
Part II: Integrating into Enterprise-class Help Desks (Service Now, Microsoft)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ian Hartley

Ian Hartley

Product Management Director, Precisely
Ian is a Product Management Director at Precisely where he is responsible for the Ironstream line of products. He has a varied background in software product development and architecture. Starting his IT career back in the 80's with the "Teach Yourself COBOL" manual landing on his... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

11:00am CDT

Open Technologies to Manage your IBM i: NAGIOS - What and Why?
Open Technologies to Manage your IBM i


Business Case:
Manage your IBM i and all that surrounds it from a single technology, including Windows, Linux, and AIX



Part I: Ansible - What and Why?
Part II: NAGIOS - What and Why?
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Guntly

Garrett Guntly

Product Manager, Nagios Enterprises


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
Systems Administration Room 1

11:00am CDT

Introduction to Virtualization: Deep Dive into LPM Practical Applications, Performance Sizing
Introduction to Virtualization


Business Case:
You probably are not leveraging the virtualization options in IBM i as well as you should. Take advantage of the full potential of your systems, increase the availability and flexibility of your system. Virtualization allows advanced technology features that will make your work easier and more productive.


Part I: Latest and Greatest, Intro, PWERVM, VIOS, Include HMC Content
Part II: Deep Dive into LPM Practical Applications, Performance Sizing
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson

Virtualization and Multi-Cloud Offering Manager, IBM
Ian Robinson is the worldwide virtualization and multi-cloud offering manager for IBM Systems, responsible for IBM’s portfolio of virtualization, entry private cloud and hardware management solutions for the Power Systems platform. He joined IBM in 2009 with its acquisition of Transitive... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am CDT
High Availability Room

12:00pm CDT

Test-driven Development: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Test-driven Development


Business Case:
Left-shift (i.e., save money/time) by incorporating Unit Testing into the development process.


Part I: High-Value Unit Testing of PHP Applications
Part II: Service programs and Unit Testing – The Perfect Pair
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Clark Everetts

Clark Everetts

Senior Professional Services Consultant, Zend by Perforce
Clark works for Zend by Perforce as a Senior Professional Services Consultant, helping clients innovate, meet business needs, and build better web applications through architecture and performance audits, mentoring in software development best practices, and guiding them using PHP... Read More →
avatar for Marina Schwenk

Marina Schwenk

Software Developer, Everbrite
Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two IBM i admins... Read More →
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 1
  Application Development
  • Learning Objective Left-shift (i.e., save money/time) by incorporating Unit Testing into the development process

12:00pm CDT

Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs


Business Case:
Learn how to use DevOps to make your Development, Testing and Deployment steps truly agile - all while reducing risk and realizing immediate and significant ROI


Part I: DevOps ROI
Part II: DevOps Nuts & Bolts IBM i Style
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

DevOps Manager, Arcad Software
Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
RPG Room

12:00pm CDT

Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services


Business Case:
IBM i Services simplify (through new SQL interfaces) the tasks of monitoring and managing many different IBM i aspects, from work management, to security, storage and more.


Part I:
Part II:
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Sue Romano

Sue Romano

Technical Lead Db2 foi i Development Team, IBM
Sue Romano is a technical leader on the Db2 for i development team and has worked on the SQL parser for almost 30 years. She is involved in designing and implementing SQL enhancements and defines new SQL services. Sue represents Db2 for i on IBM’s SQL Language Council, which ensures... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Database Room

12:00pm CDT

SQL for the RPG Programmer “How To”: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
SQL for the RPG Programmer “How To”


Business Case:
SQL is THE recommended interface from applications into your data. It is imperative to understand how to embed SQL or otherwise interface to SQL from RPG applications and also how to take advantage of new IBM i Services for the developer.


Part I: SQL Access to Data and ACS Tools
Part II: Working with SQL Services
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hamberg

Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Application Development Room 2

12:00pm CDT

PHP Frameworks and Turnkey Solutions: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
PHP Frameworks and Turnkey Solutions


Business Case:
Deploying quality solutions on IBM i becomes easy and robust with PHP Frameworks and the ability to deploy turnkey solutions


Part I: Deploying Business Productivity Applications on IBM i
Part II: PHP Frameworks
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Customer Success Manager - Architect, IBM
With over 25 years working in the IBM i community with IBM (with a brief stint with the Zend by Perforce team) I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC) Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Product Manager and Principal Engineer, Zend by Perforce
I am an original contributor to Zend Framework, an enterprise PHP framework, and took over as Project Lead in 2009. Starting in 2019, I helped transition the project to an open governance model to the Linux Foundation as the Laminas Project. In addition to developing PHP frameworks... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Electives Room

12:00pm CDT

Tactical Approaches to Open Source Integration: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Tactical Approaches to Open Source Integration


Business Case:
Want to "have your cake and eat it too?" That's what you get when you combine the power of RPG and Db2 workloads with the many benefits of open source technologies. In this module, you will explore (in a high-level, language-agnostic fashion) the various techniques for integrating the two worlds.


Part I: Summary of Techniques for Integrating OSS with Db2 and RPG
Part II: Let me Show you my Camel!
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski

Business Architect, IBM
Jesse Gorzinski is a tinkerer, programmer, hacker, and an award-winning speaker. In his role as business architect at IBM, Jesse has helped build an open source ecosystem on the IBM i platform. He has helped countless numbers of small businesses and enterprise clients deploy open... Read More →
avatar for Justin Reock

Justin Reock

Chief Architect, OpenLogic by Perforce
Justin has over 20 years’ experience working in various software roles and is an outspoken free software evangelist, delivering enterprise solutions and community education on databases, integration work, architecture, and technical leadership. He is currently the Chief Architect... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Open Source Room

12:00pm CDT

Encrypt Your Data: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Encrypt Your Data


Business Case:
Add an additional layer of security to your data by implementing encryption. Meet data protection laws and regulations


Part I: IBM i Cryptography 101
Part II: FIELDPROC and OAR
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for John Vriezen

John Vriezen

Principal Technology Architect, Precisely
I have been working with the IBM i platform for 35+ years, initially at IBM Rochester for 9 years, working  on DB2 and the Storage Management.  Then onto ShowCase Corp. working on Essbase OLAP engine for IBM i.  Currently I with Precisely, (formerly Syncsort, Vision Solutions... Read More →
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Winston

Dawn Winston

Product Management Director – Security Solutions, Precisely


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Security Room
  Security
  • Learning Objective Add an additional layer of security to your data by implementing encryption. Meet data protection laws and regulations

12:00pm CDT

Integrating IBM i into Service Desks and other Enterprise-Class Help Desks: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Integrating IBM i into Service Desks and other Enterprise-Class Help Desks


Business Case:
Today's enterprises rely on centralized view of security and IT operational data to efficiently manage their entire IT infrastructure. This is not always made easy by the IBM i.


Part I: Integrating into SPLUNK
Part II: Integrating into Enterprise-class Help Desks (Service Now, Microsoft)
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ian Hartley

Ian Hartley

Product Management Director, Precisely
Ian is a Product Management Director at Precisely where he is responsible for the Ironstream line of products. He has a varied background in software product development and architecture. Starting his IT career back in the 80's with the "Teach Yourself COBOL" manual landing on his... Read More →
avatar for Chip Sutton

Chip Sutton

Principal Technology Architect, Precicely


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 2

12:00pm CDT

Open Technologies to Manage your IBM i: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Open Technologies to Manage your IBM i


Business Case:
Manage your IBM i and all that surrounds it from a single technology, including Windows, Linux, and AIX



Part I: Ansible - What and Why?
Part II: NAGIOS - What and Why?
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
Systems Administration Room 1
  Systems Management
  • Learning Objective Manage your IBM I and all that surrounds it from a single technology, including Windows, Linux, and AIX

12:00pm CDT

Introduction to Virtualization: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion
Introduction to Virtualization


Business Case:
You probably are not leveraging the virtualization options in IBM i as well as you should. Take advantage of the full potential of your systems, increase the availability and flexibility of your system. Virtualization allows advanced technology features that will make your work easier and more productive.


Part I: Latest and Greatest, Intro, PWERVM, VIOS, Include HMC Content
Part II: Deep Dive into LPM Practical Applications, Performance Sizing
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson

Virtualization and Multi-Cloud Offering Manager, IBM
Ian Robinson is the worldwide virtualization and multi-cloud offering manager for IBM Systems, responsible for IBM’s portfolio of virtualization, entry private cloud and hardware management solutions for the Power Systems platform. He joined IBM in 2009 with its acquisition of Transitive... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
High Availability Room

12:30pm CDT

Panel: DevOps on the IBM i – No More Chasing Waterfalls
It’s been over a decade since the birth of the DevOps principles, which spread quite successfully through the distributed systems development space. The agile approach to developing, testing, releasing and operating applications is making strong headway into more traditional infrastructure, like the IBM i.  Companies are finding their developers are more comfortable in this working model, and it facilitates greater collaboration across the teams.

In this panel discussion, we’ll bring together vendors and practitioners to discuss the motivations for moving to DevOps, how the approach integrates across their IT departments, and what pitfalls they’ve seen – and survived – as they rolled this out.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Jones

Charles Jones

Rocket Software
avatar for Dana Boehler

Dana Boehler

Senior Systems Engineer, Rocket Software
Dana has worked on the platform for nearly 20 years as a systems engineer and security analyst. In his off time he enjoys Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fishing, and water sports.
RB

Robin Barley-Waegener

Specialist, Rocket Software
avatar for Lilac Schoenbeck

Lilac Schoenbeck

VP, GTM Strategy, Rocket Software
Lilac Schoenbeck is the Vice President of Go-To-Market Strategy in the Power Systems Division at Rocket Software. With two decades of experience in enterprise software, data center technology and cloud, she focuses on the IBM i and IBM Power and how Rocket can best meet the unique... Read More →
SW

Sharon Whitledge

Change Control Administration Mgr., One Main Financial
GS

Gail Simpkins

Computer Engineer, fiserv


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 1

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Git on IBM i? Ask the Experts LIVE!
Git, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Jenkins, open source tools… it this the direction your department is considering on IBM i?  Live and face-to-face over the Web, our experts, Andrew Clark, Jeff Tickner, Ray Bernardi and Scott Heinlein will address common questions and concerns around Git and open source.  In this 60-minute panel discussion, they will show you live how easily this can be done with Arcad as well as discuss their experiences.  

Areas to be discussed will include: 
  • How to manage concurrent versions on IBM i with Git 
  • How to automate "builds" (recompiles) on IBM i with Git 
  • How to use Git to manage ALL source code in your organization including IBM i 

 
While we can’t ensure that all questions will be addressed during the live panel, we will ensure that one of our staff members will answer all questions received.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Bernardi

Ray Bernardi

Pre/Post technical sales, ARCAD Software, Inc.
Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales Technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, a global software company and IBM Business Partner. Ray has been involved with the development and sales... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

DevOps Manager, Arcad Software
Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages... Read More →
avatar for Scott Heinlein

Scott Heinlein

DevOps Consultant, Arcad Software
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sbheinlein/


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 3

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Key Steps in your Digital Transformation Journey
As IT leaders in 2020, many of us are under pressure to adapt to urgent business needs and focus our IBM i digital efforts. New opportunity, digital disruption, an aging workforce, legacy technologies and dealing with the pace of change are just a few of the catalysts driving the need for IT innovation and digital transformation.

Our team of application modernization experts will lead the discussion on how to navigate the digital transformation journey and align with your business goals including:

Typical business drivers
IT strategy and planning
Current state analysis of your applications
Exploring options from code conversion to package applications
Importance of automated testing
As IT leaders in 2020, many of us are under pressure to adapt to urgent business needs and focus our IBM i digital efforts. New opportunity, digital disruption, an aging workforce, legacy technologies and dealing with the pace of change are just a few of the catalysts driving the need for IT innovation and digital transformation.

Our team of application modernization experts will lead the discussion on how to navigate the digital transformation journey and align with your business goals including:

Typical business drivers
IT strategy and planning
Current state analysis of your applications
Exploring options from code conversion to package applications
Importance of automated testing

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Sarrasin

Marcel Sarrasin

VP of Marketing and Business Development, Fresche Solutions
Marcel Sarrasin is the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Fresche Solutions which includes the BCD, Looksoftware and Quadrant brands. He has filled many roles including Product Manager, Technical Support Manager, Trainer and Dealer Liaison. Marcel has presented over 200 technical... Read More →
avatar for Chris Koppe

Chris Koppe

SVP Portfolio & Strategic Services, Fresche Solutions
Chris Koppe is responsible for overall portfolio strategy and or the Strategy Consulting organization at Fresche Solutions. He has led the development of legacy management strategies for hundreds of companies, across a variety of platforms, languages, databases, and technologies... Read More →
avatar for Robert Arce

Robert Arce

Solutions Strategy - IBM i SME, Fresche Solutions
Robert Arce works in Corporate Strategy for Fresche Solutions. He is a subject matter expert in the IBM i system, assisting companies all over the world with their modernization projects.His expertise is using IBMi Application Analysis and Management Suite X-Analysis.Mr. Arce has... Read More →
avatar for Nick Hampson

Nick Hampson

Director of Design, Fresche Solutions
Nick has extensive experience in design, UX, product management, innovation and pre-sales. Focused on bringing the business value of design and UX to IBM i customers and the community at large, Nick is recognized as a UX expert on IBM i. He also describes himself as a geek and a bookworm... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 7

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Lift and Shift: Real IT Professionals Talk About Building a Foundation for the Future
Attend our dynamic, interactive panel discussion with IBM i community members Liberty Mutual and Polaris Industries. We will chat about opportunities and challenges they encountered as they gear up for current and future IT directions. You will hear their advice for, and the benefits of, upgrading skills and software tools to support:
Their teams’ advanced development and modernization directions,
Application integrations --including integrating IBM i business assets with the wider world,
Smooth hardware and OS upgrades, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Westmoreland

Donna Westmoreland

CTO, Midrange Dynamics North America
Experience gained from leading major projects, including application modernization, at 100s of corporations has given Donna a well-rounded view of development needs, audit requirements, and testing principles.
PB

Paula Brandt

Sr Software Developer, Polaris Industries


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 6

12:30pm CDT

Panel: POWER9 Hardware
Join this panel discussion to learn about IBM POWER9 Hardware

Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Nip

Patrick Nip

iTech Solutions
Patrick is an Account Executive at iTech Solutions Group with a goal of providing iTech clients the best of breed solution and support to help them harness the maximum potential on the Power systems.  Certified in Power system and storage sales, Patrick continues his role as a Power... Read More →
avatar for Nathan  Williams

Nathan Williams

Systems Engineer, iTech Solutions
Nathan has over 20 years of professional experience using, administering, and supporting IS technology and over 18 years of experience with IBM Systems. Previously employed at companies such as Avis and AOL, Nathan had a combined 14 years of experience using and administering IBM... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 5

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Security Discussion with Precisely
Join us for a panel discussion with IBM i security experts where you will hear their opinions on important security topics ranging from technology changes, data privacy, system access control and ever-evolving regulatory requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Andrews

Robert Andrews

Executive Security Consultant, IBM
Robert Andrews is the Team Lead for the IBM i Security and Authentication Lab Services Power Systems Delivery Practice in Rochester, MN.  He is a Senior Managing Security Consultant and a certified Thought Leader in IBM for security.  Besides security, Robert is an expert in Db2... Read More →
avatar for Carol Woodbury

Carol Woodbury

President and CTO, DXR Security
avatar for John Vriezen

John Vriezen

Principal Technology Architect, Precisely
I have been working with the IBM i platform for 35+ years, initially at IBM Rochester for 9 years, working  on DB2 and the Storage Management.  Then onto ShowCase Corp. working on Essbase OLAP engine for IBM i.  Currently I with Precisely, (formerly Syncsort, Vision Solutions... Read More →
avatar for Thom Haze

Thom Haze

IBM i Operating System Security Development, IBM
Thom is the lead software developer for Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) and provides cryptography related enhancements to IBM i. He has been working on IBM i and earlier named platforms since 1989 on various projects such as Integrated Windows, Linux, and VMware Servers, Integrated... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Uehling

Jeff Uehling

IBM i Security Expert
Jeff Uehling is an independent consultant specializing in IBM i security. Prior to retiring from Syncsort, he worked for over 30 years at IBM where he served as lead architect for IBM i security technology. Jeff’s previous responsibilities at IBM included architecture, design and... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Winston

Dawn Winston

Product Management Director – Security Solutions, Precisely


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 2

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Transformation Risks Every Business Leader Should Know
Monolithic code, retiring developers, managing decades of patches and quick fixes. These common roadblocks can pose significant risks to the future of your business, and trying to fix those problems can be equally risky. After working with clients on transformation and modernization initiatives for several decades, IBM Champion Mike Pavlak and Michael Killian, VP of Strategic Accounts at Profound Logic, will share with you the ways in which risks associated with IBM i code transformation can be reduced, and sometimes even eliminated.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Pavlak

Mike Pavlak

Solution Architect
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later Mike was instrumental in developing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Killian

Michael Killian

VP of Sales, Profound Logic


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 4

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Yips Roundtable
Come join the COMMON/IBM advisory team- Young I professionals(YIPS) for a lunch and learn as we talk about what it means to be new to the platform, resources available to you and a chance to network with your fellow Yips.

Speakers
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Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Steve Pitcher is a Solutions Expert on Systems Administration and Security with iTech Solutions Group and an Industry Analyst at MC Press Online. He’s been a specialist in IBM i solutions since 2000 with an emphasis on modernization, security and collaboration products. Steve has... Read More →
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Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →
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Marina Schwenk

Software Developer, Everbrite
Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two IBM i admins... Read More →
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Rochelle Petty

Application Support & Developer, Everbrite LLC
I am a Junior Full Stack Developer at Everbrite LLC. We run our production applications on the IBMi Power Server. Primary languages are CL, RPG, DB2 SQL and Java, and the UI: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupple, React, and Sencha.My position is a fast paced job and it includes Help Desk... Read More →
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Nicole Wilmoth

Web Developer, Wolff Brothers Supply, Inc
Nicole Wilmoth is a web developer at Wolff Brothers Supply, Inc. She's been involved with the IBM i since 2015 and is experienced in HTML, CSS, SQL, and JavaScript. When she's not behind a computer screen, she's running long distances, drinking too much coffee, or reading a good... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 9

12:30pm CDT

Panel: Your IBM i Security Action Plan
When your to-do list is a mile long, security might not bubble to the top—unless and until something catastrophic happens.
But dealing with a cybersecurity catastrophe is far more time-consuming (and expensive) than a proactive approach.
Join the HelpSystems team of IBM i security experts for a live discussion geared to help you take concrete steps toward improving your IBM i security posture. They’ll cover:
• IBM i security first steps: from educating yourself to uncovering vulnerabilities
• Obtaining executive sponsorship for IBM i security projects
• What to do if you have no time for cybersecurity
• The value of investing in cybersecurity
• How the latest IT trends relate to IBM i

Speakers
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Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →
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Tom Huntington

EVP of Technical Solutions, HelpSystems
Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and a 29-plus-year veteran of the company. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and... Read More →
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Sandi Moore

Principal Security Consultant, HelpSystems
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Kurt Thomas

Senior System Engineer, HelpSystems
My favorite error message:ERROR: -No error.


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Exhibitor Room 8

1:00pm CDT

Expo
Thursday September 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Exposition

2:30pm CDT

Excel and IBM i: Creating Excel Docs from RPG
Excel and IBM i


Business Case:
Our businesses often want reports delivered in Excel format. In addition, they may ask for more advanced capabilities than a simple data extraction. We will see that we can say "Yes!" to these requests. Part I uses the CGIDEV2 tool create these modern, highly-functional spreadsheets. Part II discusses other ways to create Excel spreadsheets from IBM i data. We will cover several options at a high level, including interactive tools as well as programming techniques. More specifically, topics will include use of Access Client Solutions, other pre-made tools, and programming libraries for Java, Node.js, and Python.


Part I: Creating Excel Docs from RPG
Part II: Creating Excel Docs in a Multitude of Ways
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
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Vern Hamberg

Senior IT Developer, Ecolab, Pest Elimination
Vern has worked on IBM midrange systems for over 30 years, beginning with the System/38 and AS/400. At present he is a senior IT developer for the Pest Elimination division at Ecolab. He is degreed in both music and mathematics, which gives him a distinct approach to the art and science... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Application Development Room 1

2:30pm CDT

What's Going on with My Code: Debugging 101 with Rdi
What's Going on with My Code


Business Case:
Gain accelerated insight of your code with the latest in debugging technologies.


Part I: Debugging 101 with Rdi
Part II: Code Coverage
Part III: LIVE Q&A and Panel Discussion

Speakers
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Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
RPG Room

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: Independent ASPs
Independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs) are a key technology for PowerHA as well as a useful tool for system availability, consolidation, and archiving on IBM i. This lab will contain a set of exercises illustrating how to access data in an IASP, as well as some considerations when writing applications in an IASP environment.
1. Learn how to create an independent ASP 2. Learn how to access data within and independent ASP

Speakers
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Brian Nordland

Principal Software Engineer, HelpSystems
Brian Nordland is the architect for the PowerHA SystemMirror for i product at HelpSystems. Brian has spoken at events, webinars, and users groups—including COMMON—since 2014. He is a co-inventor on multiple patent applications and co-author on technical publications in high availability... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 2:30pm - 3:25pm CDT
Lab Room 1

2:30pm CDT

OPEN LAB: PowerHA Interactive Lab
People say that setting up a high availability environment is complicated. The PowerHA SystemMirror for i lab will allow you to answer that for yourself. You'll be able to create a high availability environment and play around with switching and independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs). 1) Learn the components of the IBM i clustered operating system 2) Learn how to set up a simple High Availability environment in PowerHA 3) Learn how to configure and manage independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs) as well as the benefits of using them.
1) Learn the components of the IBM i clustered operating system 2) Learn how to set up a simple High Availability environment in PowerHA 3) Learn how to configure and manage independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs) as well as the benefits of using them.

Speakers