Registration Now Open!

May 19-21, 2019

Disneyland® Hotel | Anaheim, California

The IT Executive Conference (ITEC) was created with the needs of IT managers and decision makers – like you – in mind. Plus, if you are sending your team to POWERUp19 for education, you should also attend. With a focus on strategic issues, you can interact with IBM representatives, speakers and peers regarding how to maximize your IT investment.

  • Receive industry updates direct from IBM representatives and other experts
  • Interact with peers to learn of best practices that can transform your business
  • Grow your professional network across various industries

Rates valid until April 26, 2019. 

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying at the Conference Hotel
COMMON Member $2095
Nonmember $2595

Guest
COMMON Member $395
Nonmember $445

Rates valid until April 26, 2019

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying at the Conference Hotel
COMMON Member $2295
Nonmember $2795

Guest
COMMON Member $395
Nonmember $445

Agenda

Sunday

  • Introductions: – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • IBM Executive Session: 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Reception in Expo: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • ITEC Reception: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 Monday

  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Session 1: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Session 2: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Session 3: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Lunch: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Expo: 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Session 4: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Session 5: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Session 6: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session 7: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
  • Dinner: 7:00 PM

 Tuesday

  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Session 1: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Session 2: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Session 3: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Lunch: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Expo: 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Session 4: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Session 5: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Session 6: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Session 7: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Wednesday, May 21

  • All IT Executive Conference attendees are welcome to stay and attend the sessions, events, and the Closing Reception at POWERUp 2019, taking place concurrently. Registration to the IT Executive Conference includes access to POWERUp 2019.

Session Topics

IBM Executive Session
Steve Sibley

The Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation
David Brault

Blockchain: Encrypt, Store, and Share Data in Distributed Environments
Patrick Townsend

The Strategy Behind Open Source
Jesse Gorzinski

AI and Watson In the Real-World
Brendan Kay

CIO Survival Skills
Alan Seiden

Thirty Years of Innovation and We’re Just Getting Started
Alison Butterill

Value of COMMON
Pete Massiello

Cognitive with Possible Customer Story
Paul Zikopolous

Why i?
Steve Will

Business Value of Staying Current
IBM Speaker

Linux in the Enterprise
Michael Hollinger 

Show the i in your ROI
Alan Seiden

Security Across the Enterprise
Wesley McDuffie

Shared Peer Presentations
20 min presentation on topic that leads into an interactive discussion

Qualifications

Due to the peer-to-peer nature of this conference, IT Executive Conference attendees must be senior-level executives within their organizations. Additionally, all must have a direct interest in IBM Power Systems.

Those not qualified to attend include analysts and venture capitalists, in addition to sales, marketing and consulting staff from non-sponsoring vendor companies.

Why Attend the IT Executive Conference?

“This is the best place for me to gain insights and discuss both IT and business strategy with my peers.”

– 2018 Attendee

“First, the ITEC focuses predominantly, not exclusively, on IBM i activities, so it is “made to order” for those of us who use the “i” to help manage our enterprises and our IT activities.

Second, because it really is an “Executive Conference”, it is pegged at a higher level than, say, the gritty details of programming.  Rather, it is aimed at considerations of the strategic uses of IT – how IT, and the “i” help senior management run business and educational institutions with the best technology tools available, and how the “i” is integrated into systems with other hardware and software products.

Third, ITEC brings together a group of business executives who have technology as part of their backgrounds, and as part of their responsibilities, so the back-and-forth exchanges of information and experiences are often as beneficial as the briefings we participants receive from IBM executives and technology experts.  Also, depending on timing of announcements, we participants may receive confidential information regarding IBM future plans, which can help us shape our own IT planning activities.”

– Stanley Kritzik, Managing Partner, Metropolitan Associates