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Power Tour 2011
Luxembourg, le 23 septembre 2011
Le Comité de Common Europe Luxembourg a le plaisir de vous inviter à la session :
IBM Power SystemsTour 2011
featuring IBM ROCHESTER and TORONTO Speakers : Alison Butterill IT Specialist, IBM Canada
and Rob Bestgen Software Architect, IBM Rochester, Minnesota

When : November 15th , 2011

Where : IBM Luxembourg, 89C rue Pafebruch,
immeuble Cytise L-8308 Capellen (Map)

The participation is free but registration is required

Agenda (All sessions in english) :

from 8:45 to 09:15 : Welcome coffee

from 9:15 to 10:00 : Danny Vandaele - IBM Belgium :

- Latest Power Technology Announcements (oct 12) overview

from 10:00 to 13:00 : Alison Butterill - IT Specialist, IBM Canada

- IBM i Application Development Strategy and Update

from 11:15 to 11:45 Coffee Break

- CL Enhancements - Past Present and Future

from 13:00 to 14:00 : Sandwich-Lunch

from 14:00 to 17:00 : Rob Bestgen - Software Architect, IBM Rochester, Minnesota

- Managing IBM i from your browser using the built-in Director Navigator

from 15:15 to15:45 Coffee Break

- Moving from DDS to SQL

from 17:00 to .... : Event Closing - Drink

Sessions Abstracts :

IBM i Application Development Strategy and Update

The world of application Development is evolving very quickly. New tools, new technologies, and new languages are coming forward at an incredible rate. IBM i developers are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the new advancements while capitalizing on their existing investments. This session will review some of the hottest industry trends and the latest announcements from IBM and look at how they all tie together.

CL Enhancements - Past, Present and Future

IBM i Control Language (CL) has long been used as a language for both operations and job control. In the most recent releases of IBM i (V5R3, V5R4, 6.1 and 7.1) IBM has delivered many of the hoped for and long requested enhancements to the CL for both environments. Enhancements include new commands as well as new extensions to existing commands. What are these new features and functions? How can they be used? This session will answer those questions and more!

Managing IBM i from your browser using the built-in Director Navigator

Introduced in v6r1, Director Navigator is as close to you as your nearest web browser. Built-in to the IBM i OS, it provides hundreds of system management tasks to help you manage your system. Its capabilities are further expanded with plug-ins that get installed automatically when you add products such as BRMS, Omnifind, Advanced Job Scheduler or PowerHA. This session explores the many aspects of Director Navigator and how you can leverage it in your environment.

Moving from DDS to SQL

One of the main topics in ‘application modernization’ is taking advantage of DB2’s SQL technology to replace DDS and native IO. In this session, we'll compare the SQL and native IBM i interfaces for DB2 for i. In addition, we'll discuss methodologies for moving to SQL in a seamless manner. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the differences between SQL & DDS objects.
• Be able to move business logic into DB2 instead of writing application code, and understand the advantages.
• Understand the performance differences between SQL & Native I/ O programming interfaces.
• Have a better understanding of where and when modernization would be right for their organization.
Speakers Bio

Alison Butterill

Alison is the WW Application Development Offerings Manager for the Power Systems Software Team. She works with a variety of teams to develop strategic direction and offerings for developers on AIX, i and Linux on Power.

Having worked in the mid-range area for more than 25 years, Alison has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She has held a range of positions including field Systems Engineer, an instructor in Customer Technical Education, national support representative for IBM Canada, and Worldwide Technical Marketing support representative for the development tools and compilers from the IBM Toronto Laboratory.

Alison is a regular speaker at user group events, technical conferences, COMMON events and IBM customers in many countries around the world.

Rob Bestgen

Rob Bestgen works in the heart of the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is a Business Architect responsible for IBM i Systems Management and also for DB2 for i. He is a frequent presenter at customer briefings and customer conferences on both topics.
Handouts ARE available here for download
COMMON TOUR EUROPE NOV 2011.pdfCOMMON TOUR EUROPE NOV 2011.pdfIBM i - Managing from Director Navigator.pdfIBM i - Managing from Director Navigator.pdfMoving from DDS to SQL.pdfMoving from DDS to SQL.pdf

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