Guest post by Jeff Summers, Market Manager - WebSphere on System z
The Impact 2014 conference is just around the corner, April 27th - May 1st at The Venetian in Las Vegas, and the System z team is planning a set of activities and events worthy of a celebration. The Impact conference is THE place to meet with IBM experts, business partners, and clients to gain insights into the latest happenings in IBM software. And this year the Impact conference has even more to offer on System z than ever before.
Some of the highlights of System z at Impact 2014 include:
A full z curriculum: There are more than 100 z related sessions, including lectures, labs, panels and meet the experts sessions across all of the tracks at Impact such as Cloud, Mobile and Application Infrastructure. Want to know how to extend existing CICS applications out to a mobile device? We've got that for you! Want a deep dive on MQ or WebSphere Application Server on z/OS? You've come to the right place! Want to tune your Java performance on z? You will find the experts you need!
System z Solution Suite: Don't miss this opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with technical experts for in-depth discussions and demonstrations of the latest z capabilities for mobile and cloud, as well as the latest solutions to modernize and manage your application portfolio on System z.. The suite will feature daily Lunch 'n Learn sessions, and a full agenda of 1-on-1 sessions across the z software portfolio. New this year are the Guided Tours, a Lab style session led by a subject matter expert, designed to walk you through a detailed usage scenario for a solution. The Solutions Suite will run from Monday through Thursday. Register soon to reserve your sessions!
z Zone in the Solution EXPO: The Sunday evening opening of the Solution EXPO will feature System z, z software solutions and the Mainframe50 anniversary. Be sure to stop by the z Zone Sunday evening and throughout the week to speak with IBM experts and enjoy some fun and networking at the same time.
System z Client Reception: Register for the Monday night client reception at the Tao in the Venetian, offering a unique networking opportunity with IBM executives as well as other System z clients. The formal education at Impact is only part of the experience, it's also the networking and impromptu discussions that complete the Impact experience.
At the Impact 2014 conference there is something for everyone regardless of role or experience level, from C-level executive to experienced system programmer to new to the platform mobile developer. So join us at Impact 2014 and learn something new about the value of System z. In fact, I think some of our brightest developers say it best in this video..."We're in! Are you?"
Register now at ibm.com/impact.