Midlands Agenda

Event Opens  at 10:00

Be ready with coffee in-hand…

 (All times are UK time)

Conference Opening 10:00

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Welcome to the 2020 i-UG i-Power Midlands Event(Hy).  Mike Ryan (i-UG Chairman) will be welcoming you to the i-UG Midlands Education Day, setting out some exciting changes, introducing new faces and pointing out the added value that we are managing to provide to our Members.

Technical Keynote 10:45

Real Life Artificial Intelligence Use Cases Running on IBM POWER Systems

10:45 - 11:30 Our own Steve Bradshaw will team up with Dacha to open up the Education Day. Real, deliverable AI solutions that just might suit your business... at a cost that will give you food for thought... and not a puppy dog in sight!

Real Life Artificial Intelligence Use Cases Running on IBM POWER Systems

For some while now you have surrounded by stories of Artificial Intelligence and promises of Next Generation Applications that are based upon them. But when it comes to real-life use cases, especially those that would apply to a typical Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) they have been thin on the ground. In this session, we will take you on the journey of creating some of these applications and share some of the challenges and advantages we have found along the way.
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Coffee 11:30 - 11:45

Coffee – 15 Mins

First breakout Sessions 11:45

IBM i Services Practical Examples

11:45 - 12:30 Rudi Van Helvoirt - Independent

IBM i Services Practical Examples

Since the introduction of IBM i services every new TR increases the number of IBM i services. Using examples, Rudi will show just how your life as a system manager can be made easier.
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Containers - Just what are they?

11:45 - 12:30 Andy Youens - Formaserve

Containers - Just what are they?

More Open Source magic from Andy. The word 'Containers' is now in most peoples vocabulary and soon, we'll all be using them. Come along and see just what they are and how we can make use of them.
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Lunch 12:30 - 13:45

Lunch – 1 Hour, 15 mins

Second Breakout Sessions 13:45

Manage Security with SQL Services

13:45 - 14:30 Carol Woodbury - Security Expert

Manage Security with SQL Services

Join Carol as she demonstrates how we can manage our IBM i security using the vast array of pre-configured SQLs that IBM now provides.
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Generating and Consuming IFS Files and Web-Services with embedded SQL

13:45 - 14:30 Birgitta Hauser - Independent

Generating and Consuming IFS Files and Web-Services with embedded SQL

SQL has become the standard for accessing data in relational databases. However, today it becomes more and more important to also access data located in the IFS and write data into the IFS. And even more important is to exchange data over the Web.
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Coffee 14:30 - 14:45

Coffee – 15 Mins

Final Keynote Education Session 14:45

Power Systems Roadmap - From the horse's mouth...

14:45 - 15:30 David Spurway - Chief Technical Officer at IBM will shed some light on the POWER Roadmap

Power Systems Roadmap - From the horses mouth...

David Spurway - In his inimitable way, David will go as far as he can in shedding some light on the new POWER9 announcements and tell us what he can about POWER10 and the advances in the Operating System.  A good place to start as we look at  just where this fantastic platform is going.
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Closing Session 15:30 - 15:40

A wrap-up, a thanks to all and a quick look to the future

Closed Meeting for i-UG Members Only 15:40

We lastly invite the Members to formally elect/re-elect  Board and Committee Members; which we will announce to all members via the web site