IBM i Guided Tours 2023

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The IBM i team is announcing a series of Guided Tours on important IBM i topics.

The tours walk IBMers, partners, and customers through a series of sessions (presentations and demos) showing the key features of IBM i. Experts answer questions and show specific capabilities that are of interest.

These Guided Tours are intended for IBM and Business Partner sellers and technical sellers. Customers are also welcome to attend the Guided Tour sessions.

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    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Understand the changes occurring in the IBM i ecosystem as a result of the technology refresh 2. Identify key updates that will affect the functions your business uses on IBM i 3. Utilize new RPG syntax to streamline certain coding functions

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Understand the changes occurring in the IBM i ecosystem as a result of the technology refresh
    2. Identify key updates that will affect the functions your business uses on IBM i
    3. Utilize new RPG syntax to streamline certain coding functions

    Alison Butterill

    WW IBM i Offering Manager

    Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i operating system and associated products reflect their requirements. Alison has worked in the mid-range area for more than 30 years and has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She speaks at a wide variety of events, including industry and technical conferences around the world.

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Create a basic dashboard in IBM i Navigator 2. Describe where to downloaded IBM i Navigator 3. Understand how to change settings in IBM i Navigator 4. Describe where IBM i Navigator features are located

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Create a basic dashboard in IBM i Navigator
    2. Describe where to downloaded IBM i Navigator
    3. Understand how to change settings in IBM i Navigator
    4. Describe where IBM i Navigator features are located

    Lora Powell

    Advisory Software Engineer at IBM

    Lora Powell is an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM. She is the team leader of the Performance Data Investigator team and has been part of IBM i development for 10 years. Before that she worked on compiler development, also at IBM.

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the POWER Systems HA/DR product family 2. Compare and contrast on premise vs PowerHA system replication 3. Discuss cost considerations of various replication scenarios

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the POWER Systems HA/DR product family 
    2. Compare and contrast on premise vs PowerHA system replication 
    3. Discuss cost considerations of various replication scenarios

    Steve Finnes

    IBM Product Manager

    Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the value proposition of a Hybrid Cloud approach to data and servers 2. Describe the value proposition of infrastructure as a service and POWER VS 3. Describe backup, licensing, and update requirements when running IBM i in the cloud 4. Create a virtual IBM i instance in POWER VS

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the value proposition of a Hybrid Cloud approach to data and servers
    2. Describe the value proposition of infrastructure as a service and POWER VS 
    3. Describe backup, licensing, and update requirements when running IBM i in the cloud 
    4. Create a virtual IBM i instance in POWER VS

    Tonny Bastiaans

    WW Offering Manager Power Virtual Server

    IBM

    Tonny has over 18 years of experience working at IBM in a variety of roles. He has an open mind building the bridge between technic and business. Tonny is always interested in a good conversation and human interaction (accompanied with a good cup of coffee)

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the lifecycle of IBM software, including licensing, maintenance, and maintenance renewals 2. Use resources like Fix Central effectively 3. How to work effectively with IBM's support team

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the lifecycle of IBM software, including licensing, maintenance, and maintenance renewals 
    2. Use resources like Fix Central effectively 
    3. How to work effectively with IBM's support team

    Lisa Stampe

    TSS seller for the Danish market and Nordic Team Leader IBM Digital Business Group

    IBM

    Lisa is a TSS seller for the Danish market and Nordic Team Leader IBM Digital Business Group.

    Brian Lueck

    Global Delivery Manager at IBM Power Systems

    IBM

    Brian is the Global Delivery Manager at IBM Power Systems.

    Radovan Gaher

    Global Product Owner for Software Maintenance, Service Extension and Support Line

    IBM

    Radovan is the Global Product Owner for Software Maintenance, Service Extension and Support Line at IBM.

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Survey the available tools available to IBM i for modern software development 2. Describe the power of Merlin to modernize existing code 3. Compare and contrast RDi and VS Code for i 4. Survey existing tools to IBM i for modern system monitoring and maintenance

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Survey the available tools available to IBM i for modern software development 
    2. Describe the power of Merlin to modernize existing code 
    3. Compare and contrast RDi and VS Code for i
    4. Survey existing tools to IBM i for modern system monitoring and maintenance

    Steven Will

    Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM

    Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the differences among Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Inactive backup models 2. Describe the differences between capacity backup (CBU) and designated backup (DBU) 3. Considerations for choosing POWERHA and VM Recovery and/or full system replication

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the differences among Active/Active, Active/Passive, Active/Inactive backup models 
    2. Describe the differences between capacity backup (CBU) and designated backup (DBU) 
    3. Considerations for choosing POWERHA and VM Recovery and/or full system replication

    Steve Finnes

    IBM Product Manager

    Steve has spent several years in IBM with positions spanning basic research to product development, product offering and marketing. He is the product offering manager for IBM Power Systems with responsibility for PowerHA for AIX, PowerHA for IBM i and the CBU.

    Linda Hirsch

    IBM i Offering Program Manager

    IBM

    Linda is on the worldwide IBM i Product Management team which creates and delivers offerings for the IBM i portfolio.

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Assign a virtual serial number to a logical partition and virtual serial number requirements 2. Describe IBM i subscription licensing

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Assign a virtual serial number to a logical partition and virtual serial number requirements
    2. Describe IBM i subscription licensing

    Alison Butterill

    WW IBM i Offering Manager

    Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i operating system and associated products reflect their requirements. Alison has worked in the mid-range area for more than 30 years and has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She speaks at a wide variety of events, including industry and technical conferences around the world.

    Daniel Sundt

    Technical Sales Specialist, IBM

    Daniel helps customers architect optimal solutions on IBM Power Systems servers running the IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems, and has been supporting IBM i customers for over 25 years. He also specializes in working with ISV's or applications on IBM hardware/software

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the basic concept and rules of IBM i licensing 2. Identify the IBM i operating system releases currently supported and the upgrade paths to IBM i 7.5 3. Describe IBM's software migration policies

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe the basic concept and rules of IBM i licensing 
    2. Identify the IBM i operating system releases currently supported and the upgrade paths to IBM i 7.5 
    3. Describe IBM's software migration policies

    Alison Butterill

    WW IBM i Offering Manager

    Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that the IBM i operating system and associated products reflect their requirements. Alison has worked in the mid-range area for more than 30 years and has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She speaks at a wide variety of events, including industry and technical conferences around the world.

    Daniel Sundt

    Technical Sales Specialist, IBM

    Daniel helps customers architect optimal solutions on IBM Power Systems servers running the IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems, and has been supporting IBM i customers for over 25 years. He also specializes in working with ISV's or applications on IBM hardware/software

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    By the end of this video, participants should be able to: 1. Describe best security practices for Db2 for i 2. Identify tools to increase security for Db2 for i: Guardium Database Activity Monitor; Journal Extraction Tool 3. Employ IBM i Services to manage object authorities 4. Reduce access to sensitive data using RCAC

    Learning Objectives - By the end of this video, participants should be able to:

    1. Describe best security practices for Db2 for i 
    2. Identify tools to increase security for Db2 for i: Guardium Database Activity Monitor; Journal Extraction Tool
    3. Employ IBM i Services to manage object authorities
    4. Reduce access to sensitive data using RCAC

    Scott Forstie

    Db2 for i Business Architect

    Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

    Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner and enjoys cooking.