i-UG International i-Power Event 2018

June 12, 2018 9:00 am - June 13, 2018 5:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes

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Keynote – Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of IBM i

June 13, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room A It's 30 years, almost to the day, since IBM launched its Application System/400 (AS/400). But in this presentation, Steve Will, Chief Architect of the IBM i Operating System, rather than being nostalgic, will take a look at stories of customers who are using cutting-edge technology to move into the next 30 years.

Is GDPR compliance knocking at your door?

June 13, 2018 10:50 am - 11:35 am
Executive/Management Room A This session gives you practical tips on how to efficiently put security and auditing measures in place, using only IBM i base functions. You will not only learn more about these IBM i functions, but also will get some “Do It Yourself” tips. Once back at work, you can use this presentation as a practical guide to help you in setting up a more secure and auditable configuration.

Design Thinking to Change Your Business

June 13, 2018 10:50 am - 11:35 am
Next Gen Workloads Room B Learn why IBM has invested well over $100 million in Design Thinking since 2014, training 1300 designers and certifying 60,000 staff in design thinking. In this session will we explain what design thinking is, what it can achieve and how it can be used in a repeatable proven approach to application development and innovation.

Compression vs. Deduplication explained

June 13, 2018 10:50 am - 11:35 am
Infrastructure Room C Confused about compression vs. deduplication?  Let’s see if we can help by giving simple explanations of these two disk space saving technologies.

What’s New with RDi?

June 13, 2018 10:50 am - 11:35 am
Development Room D It can be hard to keep up with what's happening with new releases of our favourite products. This is especially true with RDi, which tends to be on a slightly different announcement schedule from the other IBM i software. Come to this session to learn about some of the latest features in RDi. Susan will demonstrate some of great new enhancements in V9.6 as well as shine a spotlight on a few features that arrived in the various V9.5.x releases that you may have missed. Stay up to date and keep your productivity increasing by using the latest that RDi…

User Experience Session – BENDIX A/S

June 13, 2018 12:50 pm - 1:10 pm
Room A A journey towards a modern ERP system in a busy and successful company. The history of modernization of an existing 5250 based ERP system using the latest technology on IBMi. See the product database maintenance with dynamic structure of product texts, the responsive website, the web based catalog and the dynamic PDF catalog. This is a live demo on a production system.

Calculating your IBM i Security Risks

June 13, 2018 2:10 pm - 2:55 pm
Executive/Management Room A When looking at the security measures you’ve implemented or want to implement, how do you know if you’ve done enough? How do you know when you’ve covered all of your risk points? How do you calculate risk? During this session, Carol will discuss various ways you can analyse how complete your organization’s security scheme is. She'll also cover methods for measuring the return on your security investment and calculating risk.

Some cool stuff about NoSQL, JSON and Db2

June 13, 2018 2:10 pm - 2:55 pm
Next Gen Workloads Room B XML has lost the game to JSON of being the most popular transportation media on the web - look at facebook, tweeter - the entire internet is powered by JSON. Why is JavaScript Object Notation so cool? How can we exploit it on IBMi? And why do I need to care if I don't make web applications. Micro services are emerging as the new design paradigm, which is heavy dependent on lightweight transportation layers – again JSON. Smart phones and RIA web applications uses JSON, NoSQL databases store data in JSON format. DB2 has API to handle JSON, the backbone…

Power 9 – Technical Deep-dive

June 13, 2018 2:10 pm - 2:55 pm
Infrastructure Room C tbd

Using Free Tools – By Example

June 13, 2018 2:10 pm - 2:55 pm
Development Room D Over the years, Jon has introduced many RPGers to some great free (and almost free) tools that help to make it easier to "Just say Yes" when asked for new/enhanced applications on the IBM i. In this session Jon will focus on two tools in the categories that people have found to be the most useful. Namely: - Generating Test Data - Tools for building web applications quickly During the session Jon will provide live hands-on demonstrations of how these tools are used. In the remaining time, Jon will also provide some suggestions for other tools that you might find…

Understanding Artificial Intelligence and how it could be deployed in your business

June 13, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Executive/Management Room A The session will look at how Data Pattern matching underpins AI, the different types of AI we see today and some working examples that delegates might consider adopting in their own businesses.

Unleash the Python

June 13, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Next Gen Workloads Room B Discover more about IBMi Open source offering. In this session we look specifically at Python on IBMi. Exploring the basics and how to get up and running, in order to be able to use this readable and easy to use programming language. Python is renowned for its “at a glance readability and simplified syntax”. We will look at how to make use of Python in a web browser framework, showing some simple reports from IBMi Data.

Let’s Explore External Disk Options for IBM i

June 13, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Infrastructure Room C External disk presents new options for IBM i but sometimes the choices may seem overwhelming: External or Internal? Flash, SSD, or HDD? This presentation describes the alternatives for exploiting IBM disk systems with IBM i. Both direct attached and VIOS attached solutions will be discussed. Learn how external disk can meet the high performance requirements demanded by IBM i, about how best to exploit Flash with IBM i, and hear about the integrated high availability solutions that the IBM i provides to exploit the copy services functionality of the IBM storage systems.

Modernisation, What, Why, Where, When and How?

June 13, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Development Room D The world of business applications has become a fast moving, ever changing environment. The web, mobile computing and the cloud have quickly followed the impact of graphical interfaces. Who knows what will be next on the list? The i community is facing an ever-changing environment and it must ensure that applications may be easily enhanced and maintained when dealing with these environments. The need to modernize legacy applications is now an urgent requirement for most i shops. Modernization means different things to different people. In this session, Paul discusses what modernization might mean for you and different approaches to modernization…