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Omni User Technical Conference 2017
Welcome to IBM Schaumburg

Welcome to IBM Schaumburg

Tuesday, September 19th
IBM Schaumburg IL

featuring a full day of great
IBM i on Power Systems education

including a Breakfast Keynote with
Tim Rowe and Scott Forstie

"IBM i Talks to Watson"

and education sessions from stellar
IBM i on Power Systems speakers
Barbara Morris on RPG (remote from Toronto)
Tim Rowe on Application Development Strategy
Scott Forstie on Db2 and SQL
Pete Massiello on Power Systems Administration
Jim Buck on Modernization and Web Services

and important
IBM i on Power Systems topics
Advanced RPG, Db2, SQL,
Application Development, Web Development,
Application Modernization, Security,
Modern Toolsets, and Systems Administration

and our wonderful sponsors at the
Expo with great IBM i vendors

Session Abstracts
Speaker Bios

Sponsored by

CNX New Generation Software Arcad Software
Midrange Dynamics Tegratecs COMMON Lansa
Fresche Solutions IBM Systems Media Rocket Software PTC

Session Grid subject to change

 Vendor Setup



Breakfast Briefing

Watson Talks to IBM i

Scott Forstie & Tim Rowe


 Break and Vendor Showcase

Session 1

What's New in Db2 for i

Scott Forstie

Art of the Possible - Modernization on IBM i

Tim Rowe

Failure to Modernize -
The Real Cost

Jim Buck

Cool things in Navigator
to be a RockStar
System Administrator

Pete Massiello


 Break and Vendor Showcase

Session 2

Hidden Gems of IBM i

Scott Forstie

Learn to Fly with RDi -
Latest and Greatest

Tim Rowe

What's New for RPG
in 7.3 and Later TRs

Barbara Morris

Tips and Tricks to
Improve System Performance
and Save Disk Space

Pete Massiello


 Break & Vendor Showcase Lunch Pickup

Session 3
Vendor Lunch Sessions

Vendor Education Session:
Create IBM i Web and Mobile Dashboard Apps with No Programming (unless you want to)

Richard Milone

Vendor Education Session:
Cozzi Productions
Programming with Modern SQL iQuery

Bob Cozzi

Vendor Education Session:
Arcad Software
Continuous Integration: Building a strategy for IBM i using Git

Floyd Del Muro

Vendor Education Session:
Fresche Solutions
Speed up mobile and web development with Opensource

Mike Pavlak


 Break and Vendor Showcase

Session 4

Db2 for i -
Row and Column
Access Control

Scott Forstie

Mobile to GO -
Overview of the latest
Mobile Technologies on IBM i

Tim Rowe

Deep dive into
free-form RPG

Barbara Morris

Step-by-Step Guide to
Creating Virtual i Partitions
Hosted by IBM i

Pete Massiello


 Break and Vendor Showcase

Session 5

What's new in
Access Client Solutions

Scott Forstie
& Tim Rowe

So Now What? -
Using Integrated
Web-Services Server
and Service Programs

Jim Buck

Working with
Null Capable Fields
in RPG -
Native Code and Embedded SQL

Barbara Morris

What You Need to Know
to Successfully Upgrade
to 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1

Pete Massiello


 Sessions End

Session Grid subject to change

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