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Join Alan Seiden in Fort Worth for the second annual IT Leadership Summit, hosted by COMMON.

The Summit is an exclusive event for IT managers and decision-makers who are faced with challenges and opportunities around their IBM i investment.

This year’s event will take place concurrently with POWERUp 2024, and is a limited-availability event that focuses on discussion and takeaways that address challenges that companies are facing when it comes to the following topics:

  • Recruitment and Training
  • Skills Gap
  • AI’s Role with Above

Over the 2 half-days, you will engage in discussion with peers and industry luminaries through conversation and panel discussions, guided by Alan Seiden.

This event is complimentary for those that are registered for POWERUp 2024. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Manzoor Siddiqui at .


Monday, May 20:

  • 3:00pm – 6:30pm
    • Panel Discussion on Recruitment and Training
      • Coffee break in there somewhere
  • 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    • Reception in Expo


Tuesday, May 21:

  • 8:00am – 11:30am
    • Panel Discussion on AI and Skills Gap
      • Coffee break in there somewhere
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
    • Expo and Lunch

Alan helps organizations enrich their IBM i applications with APIs, open source technologies, Db2 for i, and RPG business logic. He and his team provide large and small IT teams with strategic advice, hands-on development, and support.

Recognized as an IBM Champion, Alan cultivates a strong, resilient IBM i community by fostering new talent for IBM i as well as new open source options.

He mentors the next generation in extending the capabilities of the IBM i platform with their open source skills. He has also led the adoption of RPM-based PHP with Seiden’s CP+ PHP; co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM; and was the first to offer full-stack support for PHP, Python, and Node.js on IBM i.

An award-winning speaker, Alan has been called “the performance guru of PHP on IBM i.” He shares his expertise regularly through his blog as well as at conferences and user groups such as COMMON, MAGiC, the Northeast User Groups Conference, OCEAN and WMCPA.

In his spare time, Alan plays the trombone and practices the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.