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Home » Events » PAST EVENT: Annual Visit to IBM Rochester, 2013

What is it?

i-Community's annual Study Tour to the IBM Rochester Laboratories.

Sessions from key speakers, scheduled from 11 to 13 September, will span the full range of IBM i infrastructure and development topics.

The Tour is covered by the i-Community Confidential Disclosure Agreement for maximum benefit to attendees.

The Tour is offered to UK i-Community members, with details as below, or on a Wednesday to Friday daytime basis to US residents.


Tuesday 10 September to Sunday 15 September 2013


IBM Laboratories, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Who should attend

  • IT Directors
  • Chief Information Officers
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • IT Development Managers
  • IT Architects


Wednesday 11 September, Executive Briefing Center 

IBM i Update and Directions, Steve Will, Chief Architect, IBM i

DB2 for IBM i Discussion, Mike Cain, Team Leader DB2 for i Center of Excellence

PowerVM, Kris Whitney, Power Virtual I/O, SAN, Comm Development

PowerHA, Steve Finnes, Power Systems HA Product Offering Manager

IBM i Storage Solutions, Nick Harris, SWG CPO, Storage Team Lead

POWER Systems Update and Directions, Mark Olsen, Power System WW Product Management

Thursday 12 September, Executive Briefing Center

IBM Director for IBM i, Tim Rowe, Business Architect of Application Development for IBM i

Application Development Directions, Tim Rowe

Energy Management, Brad L. Brech, IBM Distinguished Engineer, STG Strategy Team and Architecture Board

Security – TKLM, Key Manager

Performance Tuning – Awareness of iDoctor

Friday 13 September, Executive Briefing Center

i25 and Lab Services Responsibilities, Ian Jarman, Apollo Category Marketing

BRMS – Backup and Recovery, Parallel Saves, Encrypted Backups, David R. Bhaskaran, BRMS Development

Electronic Support, Paula R. Fulton, Business Analyst, Electronic Support Transformation

Fix Support, Paula R. Fulton

More details

The group will leave London Heathrow on Tuesday 10 September for a direct flight to Minneapolis St Paul, and then transfer to Rochester by car.  Accommodation will be at the Marriott TownePlace Suites, opposite the Laboratories ('blue buildings').  We will spend Wednesday to Friday in intensive sessions in the IBM Executive Briefing Center following which we will then return to Minneapolis, staying at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott.  Attendees can explore the Twin Cities before leaving for the UK in the afternoon of Sunday 15 September, getting back to Heathrow on the Monday morning.


Mandy Shaw

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