The Future of IT Infrastructure: The Colliding Megatrends of Data Gravity and Semiconductor Physics
9:00 AM CT – 10:00 AM CTBill Starke, IBM
In August of 2020, IBM announced the POWER10 processor at the Hot Chips virtual conference. An exciting new hardware platform is coming soon for IBM i. But what should we expect in the more distant future? Not just for IBM i, but for enterprise IT in general. In this session, Bill Starke, IBM Distinguished Engineer and POWER Processor Architect, will share his perspective on the ongoing impacts of industry-wide trends.
Lift and Shift: Real IT Professionals Talk About Building a Foundation for the Future
10:00 AM CT – 11:00 AM CTDonna Westmoreland (Moderator), Midrange Dynamics North America
Attend our dynamic, interactive panel discussion with IBM i community members from Ashley Furniture, Hatco Corporation, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Everence Financial FCU, and Agri-Mark Family Dairy Farms.
We will chat about the opportunities and challenges they encountered as they gear up for current and future IT directions. Plus, we’ll learn how they continue to advance their IT initiatives while working remotely. 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.
Featuring Terri Accardo from Ashley Furniture, Ted Macksam from Hatco Corporation, David Jones from Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dean Eshleman from Everence Financial FCU, David Rouleau from Agri-Mark Family Dairy Farms (Cabot
Cheese), and other special guests. Moderator is Donna Westmoreland, Midrange Dynamics North America
This session is sponsored by Midrange Dynamics North America.
From Hollerith to Hamiltonian
11:00 AM CT – 12:00 PM CTJack Woehr, Absolute Performance, Inc.
Data processing in the quantum computing age. What will you be doing with quantum tomorrow that you do with IBM i today? In this session, Jack Woehr, a quantum computing expert and advocate, will be discussing how quantum computing works with IBM i and how businesses will use it in the future to enhance their business applications. There will be a demo of using quantum computing to process data provided by IBM i DB2. You'll be inspired to get started with quantum computing and learn what it holds for the future of your business.
Progressive Web Apps for Your Internal Customers
12:00 PM CT – 1:00 PM CTTony Graham, LANSA
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) continue to increase in both popularity and capabilities. PWAs are certain to play an important role in expanding your business’ omni-channel presence. However, PWAs are not just for customer facing apps, they have the potential to make a huge impact on apps for internal use as well. Join Anthony Graham, LANSA Product Marketing Manager, as he discusses the benefits of developing PWAs for your business’ internal use. Save money by developing one app for all devices, bypass the app stores, and create a seamless experience for your employees across all devices and platforms. Sales, Quality, Maintenance, Safety, Shipping and Receiving, and Production can all benefit from the PWA experience.
This session is sponsored by LANSA.
Getting Real with IBM i and Apache Kafka
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CTJesse Gorzinski, IBM and Justin Reock, Perforce Software
Apache Kafka is an open-source stream-processing software platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It provides a unified, high-throughput and low-latency platform for handling real-time data streams. In this session, Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect for Open Source on IBM i, and Justin Reock, the Chief Architect for OpenLogic at Perforce Software, will give an introduction to Apache Kafka and how to get started with it. You’ll learn how to enhance your IBM i applications with real-time data streams to add business value.
Innovative approaches to IBM i Application Evolution
2:00 PM CT – 3:00 PM CTChris Koppe, Fresche Solutions
When it comes to innovation, there are many moves and directions that can mean big disruption to how your business works today. A next-generation operating model can help you achieve new levels of agility, efficiency, speed, and performance. So what does a next-generation operating model and transformation roadmap look like for IBM i clients and what approaches and capabilities are companies really adopting? Through customer journeys we’ll explore some of the key areas being utilized and how they are helping organizations evolve and transform to support tomorrow’s business needs.
In this session we’ll discuss:
- Human insights and enterprise design thinking
- Understanding the role of change management for both business and technology
- Improve information sharing with Knowledge Management
- Service Based Architectures future proof your applications
This session is sponsored by Fresche Solutions
Following the Rules with IBM i and Apache Camel
3:00 PM CT – 4:00 PM CTJesse Gorzinski, IBM and Erwin Earley, Zend by Perforce
Apache Camel is an open source framework for message-oriented middleware with rule-based routing and mediation engine. It can support type-safe smart completion of routing rules in an integrated development environment. In this session, Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect for Open Source on IBM i, and Erwin Earley, IBM Power Champion and Open Source Evangelist at Perforce Software, will give an introduction to Apache Camel and how to get started with it. You’ll learn how to use Apache Camel for IBM i applications to streamline business rules.